Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

WELCOME!

Posted by miki on October 23, 2012
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We are glad you found the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance!

SAGA is program of  Wingspan and is southern Arizona’s  community for trans identities in the gender galaxy: Transsexual, Transgender, Gender Queer, Masculine of Center, Feminine of Center, Two Spirit, Butch, Femme, Gender Fluid, Intersexed, and ALL of us who are Gender Fabulous! SAGA envisions a society where 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,  and community education and training for businesses, service providers, and community members on how our allies can be supportive and inclusive.

Contribute to SAGA

Posted by miki on October 23, 2012
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We try to make SAGA meetings and services cost-free for participants, but there remain expenses that accrue to SAGA for our part-time staff and events.  With a very minimal budget provided by Wingspan and our institutional funders, 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 Wingspan’s secure payment center.

Your gift is tax deductible, and the link is unique to SAGA.

Thank you so much for your support.


Updated info on ID Documents

Posted by miki on May 23, 2012
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We’ve updated our information on establishing an identity and what documentation is required for the various pieces of identification. The information covers Driver’s Licenses, Social Security, Passports, and Birth Certificates. Click here to learn about establishing your transgender identity.

Planning for Incapacity and Disability

Posted by miki on April 23, 2012
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SAGA would like to thank Ronald Zack for taking time to attend the transgender support meeting in April. He talked about how important it is to plan for unexpected circumstances that may happen in life.

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If you missed it, you missed more than you thought you were missing. Not only were there three out of a total of 47 programs* (see footnote below) that were Trans specific sets of short films, there were also transgender characters and/or issues that cropped up in other programs. For example, in the charming “Au Pair, Kansas” there was a transgender “Momma” who intervened in more than one squabble between the Kansas townsfolk and who was welcomed on the newly forming soccer team. In Program #40 entitled “Life as a Gay Man” there was film called “You Can’t Curry Love” in which there was a very matter-of-fact discussion/description between an Indian man and a foreign visitor about the hijra. And in Program #26 entitled “Films By or About LGBT Youth” there was an apparent girl whose father called her “son” and helped him/her learn to defend her/himself from bullies in “The Green Family Elbow.” Of course Tucson’s own Han Nguyen’s film “Faith of the Abomination” involved a lesbian couple in which one member presented as male in order to gain acceptance into a church for the purpose of exposing the hypocrisy of some of the church’s teachings. And finally the silent movie “A Belch Can Ruin a Wedding” included a gay couple in which one man expressed his femininity in very traditional ways.

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Made for Flight

Posted by miki on October 23, 2011
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Made for Flight is a transgender and ally youth empowerment workshop series and kite building project organized by SAGA member TC Tolbert, to commemorate those transgender individuals who have been murdered in the last year. We just had our first workshop this week and the participants were simply awesome with their enthusiasm, creativity, and investment in social justice. You can see some of the kites and read more about the project at the website.

If you are in Tucson and know of any youth who may be interested in the project (it is open to LGBTQ and Straight Ally youth) – please pass this on to them. If you would like to host a Made for Flight workshop – please let TC know. He’ll be happy to bring it to your school or community organization!

You can learn more through TC’s website, http://madeforflight.blogspot.com/.