Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy since 1998

 

Posted by miki on October 23, 2012
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WELCOME!

We are glad you found the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance!

SAGA is a non-profit organization that supports and advocates for southern Arizona’s community of trans identities: transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, masculine of center, feminine of center, non-binary, two-spirit, butch, femme, gender fluid, intersex, and ALL of us who are gender fabulous!

SAGA envisions a society in which transgender, non-binary, and gender-creative people are ensured of their basic rights and can be open, honest and safe at home and in the community. We provide support groups, advocacy, community education, and training for businesses, service providers, and community members on how our allies can be supportive and inclusive.


Don’t Miss the Trans 100

Posted by miki on March 25, 2015
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The NEXT Trans 100!

This Sunday, March 29, from 5-7 p.m. Arizona (and Pacific) time, the next Trans 100 list of transgender activists and artists will be announced in a live event you can watch via livestream.  The event will be hosted by Precious Davis, 2014 Trans 100 honoree, and Myles Brady, with keynote addresses by Tiq Milan, Senior Media Strategist for GLAAD and also a 2014 Trans 100 honoree, and Lana Wachowski, who with her brother co-directed some of the best films of our era, including The Matrix and Cloud Atlas. (Ms. Wachowski was also a 2014 Trans 100 honoree.)

There will also be live music by Laura Jane Grace, trans woman and lead singer of Against Me!, and others.   In fact, the Trans 100 live event is entirely produced and presented by trans people, demonstrating the amazing diversity and talent of the U.S. trans community.

You can find out more about this event here: http://thetrans100.com/live-event/; and you can watch it live here: http://thetrans100.com/2015livestream/.So, gather your friends, pop some popcorn and see if you recognize any of this year’s Trans 100 honorees!

SAGA’s Tipping Point Party

Posted by miki on March 24, 2015
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Now is the time for trans* people to improve the world.  Plan on coming to SAGA’s big Tipping Point Party, to be held at Fluxx on May 9th, 2015.  We’ll figure out how.

More details to follow…

SAGA at Wingspan Dinner

Posted by miki on February 18, 2015
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Rep. Stefanie Mach, Jen Hoefle, Abby Jensen, Kelli Olson, Cheryl Cage

Rep. Stefanie Mach, Jen Hoefle Olson, Abby Jensen, Kelli Olson, Cheryl Cage

On February 14th, all of LGBT Tucson came out for the annual Wingspan Dinner.  This year’s honoree was Kent Burbank, while the Keynote speakers were Jennifer Hoefle Olson and Kelli (J.C.) Olson.  SAGA was there in force, and Stephanie Anne Donoghue had her camera.  Here are a few pictures from the event:

 

 

Sharon Schubitzke

Sharon Schubitzke

 

 

Michael Woodward, Carolyn fort, Penelope Starr, Silvia Kolchens, Susan Friedman

Michael Woodward, Carolyn Fort, Penelope Starr, Silvia Kolchens, Susan Friedman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Updated 2015 Info on ID Documents

Posted by miki on January 20, 2015
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SAGA has recently updated our information on establishing an identity and what documentation is required for the various pieces of identification. The information covers 2015 requirements for Driver’s Licenses, Social Security and Passports. Click here to learn about establishing your transgender identity. 

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Posted by miki on December 6, 2014
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Our 9th annual Transgender Awareness Week culminated with the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th.  Here are a couple of videos contributed by our friends and videographers Glen and Annyce Meiners, of Beyond Video.

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Contribute to SAGA

Posted by miki on November 29, 2014
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We make every effort to keep SAGA meetings and services cost-free for participants, but there remain expenses that accrue to SAGA for our events and activities. With a very minimal budget provided by our generous donors, SAGA is continually in need of funds to maintain our operations.

If you wish to contribute to help defray the costs of operating SAGA, please click the link below to donate through our secure payment center. The Donate Now link is unique to SAGA.

SAGA is a 501(c)(3) organization and your gift is tax-deductible within applicable IRS guidelines.
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We will never sell or share your private information without your written permission.

Thank you so much for your support.

Coding for Transition-Related Services

Posted by miki on August 5, 2014
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In spite of the advocacy of many professional organizations, transgender patients are routinely denied treatment for the diagnosis of GID by both public and private insurance.

While insurance carriers often deny claims based on GID, they may approve requests for related treatment.  This document, which you can download by clicking here,  illustrates guidelines for obtaining medically necessary services for related issues.