Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy since 1998

 

Posted by Miki Odawa on October 23, 2012
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WELCOME!

We’re 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.


Job Available — Project Coordinator

Posted by Miki Odawa on September 12, 2017
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SAGA is looking for an outgoing, positive, and inclusive individual to help us develop, implement, and manage a storytelling project for transgender adults, youth, and families.

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DESERT GIRLZ POOL PARTY

Posted by Emma Morris on September 5, 2017
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DESERT GIRLZ POOL PARTY
BBQ POTLUCK SOCIAL
Sat Sep 16, 2-8 pm

After such a great turnout at last month’s social gathering at Margeaux’s pool, she’s doing it again on Saturday September 16, 2017.  Once again we can relax on the pleasant shaded patio, bask in the beautiful pool, and enjoy a smorgasbord of pot luck food.  It all happens from 2:00 to 8:00 pm!  Margeaux has a fenced yard for privacy and lives in a fairly central location near Columbus and 5th.  Take advantage of this chance to wear a swimsuit in a safe supportive place.

This event is a Desert Girlz Social.  This means although it is open to all trans folk and allies, it is sponsored by the ‘Girlz’.  You will be able to change into your suit, if interested, on site.  There are very few pool toys so if you have a favorite, bring it.  There is seating for about a dozen or so but if it’s easy, bring a lawn chair for yourself as a reserve just in case, last time we had a group of over 30 girlz and boyz.  

The plan is potluck and BYOB (non alcoholic please), Margeaux is providing plenty of burgers, dogs, buns, condiments, plates, plasticware, cups, paper napkins, and bottled water.  She is making a fruit salad and providing a watermelon.  As for the Potluck part of the meal, please help with something along the following ideas:The plan is potluck and BYOB (non alcoholic please), Margeaux is providing plenty of burgers, dogs, buns, condiments, plates, plasticware, cups, paper napkins, and bottled water.  She is making a fruit salad and providing a watermelon.  As for the Potluck part of the meal, please help with something along the following ideas:

• green salad
• pasta salad
• fruit salad or tray
• veggie tray
• beans or casserole(this midwestern term may not be familiar to y’all down here,    haha)
• snack items, chips, pretzels, salsa, etc
• don’t forget something to serve your dish with please, if necessary.

To help with the menu, please drop Margeaux a text or an email to let her know what you’re bringing.  Let’s not end up with “15 containers of potato salad”!
(If you have special dietary needs, please come prepared, we’re doing standard fare.)

Here’s what you can do to help make it a great time:

✔ If you have an easy up tent of some kind to provide shade, let Margeaux know.
✔ If you have a lawn chair, throw it in the car.
✔ Let Margeaux know what food you want to bring so she can plan a great spread for us! Her contact information and other details can be gotten through:  info@sagatucson.org

Team SAGA in El Tour

Posted by Miki Odawa on September 4, 2017
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DESERT GIRLZ POOL PARTY

Posted by Miki Odawa on August 4, 2017
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DESERT GIRLZ POOL PARTY
BBQ POTLUCK SOCIAL
Saturday August 12, 2:00-7:00 pm
 
The long awaited POOL PARTY has arrived!  Saturday August 12, 2017, Margeaux has opened her home and her pool to us from 2:00 to 7:00 pm!  Margeaux has a fenced yard and lives in a fairly central location off Columbus and Speedway.
 
This event is a Desert Girlz Social.  This means although it is open to all trans folk and allies, it is sponsored by the ‘Girlz’.  You will be able to change into your suit, if interested, on site.  There are very few rubber duckys or other pool toys so if you have a favorite, bring it.  There is seating for about a dozen or so but if it’s easy, bring a lawn chair for yourself as a reserve just in case.
 
The plan is potluck and BYOB (non alcoholic please), Margeaux is providing plenty of burgers, dogs, buns, condiments, plates, plasticware, cups, paper napkins, and bottled water.  She also has some chips and salsa.  As for the Potluck part of the meal, please help with something along the following ideas:
  • green salad
  • pasta salad
  • fruit salad or tray
  • veggie tray
  • beans or casserole (this midwestern term may not be familiar to y’all down here, haha)
  • snack items, chips, pretzels, salsa, etc
  • how about a watermelon!!!
  • don’t forget something to serve your dish with please, if necessary.
 
If you have special dietary needs, i.e. veggie, gluten free, allergy, etc, please come prepared, we’re doing standard fare.
 
For Margeaux’s address, please contact:  info@sagatucson.org
 – On street parking only, please respect the neighbors and do not block mailboxes or driveways!
 
What better way to beat the heat than at the “ceement pond” as Jed Clampett used to say!  Let’s have some fun in the sun!

SAGA Ice Cream Social July 15

Posted by Miki Odawa on July 10, 2017
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SAGA SOCIAL

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
BRING YOUR OWN TOPPING TO SHARE

Saturday June 15, 2-5 pm

This month our Social comes before the Desert Girlz meeting.  Once again Kristyn is opening her house and patio to the SAGA Social group.  This month beat the heat with a cooling, yummy, smile making ice cream treat.

SAGA is providing vanilla ice cream, bowls, cups, spoons, napkins, and ice cold water.

Bring your favorite ice cream topping or soda (for floats), preferably to share, and make yourself that dream sundae or float.

Kristyn’s shaded patio has lots of seating and usually a nice breeze.  If you prefer, head inside her house to be in air conditioned splendor while you enjoy your treat with friends.

For Kristyn’s address contact:  info@sagatucson.org

SAGA at Bisbee Pride

Posted by Miki Odawa on June 19, 2017
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SAGA at OutBrunch

Posted by Miki Odawa on June 15, 2017
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SAGA members and friends turned out in force to support Tucson’s LGBT inaugural summer OutBrunch on June 10th.  The community-wide celebration, organized by SAAF’s capable Adam Ragan, honored LGBT activists Dea Brasiagella, Laura Alexander, and SAGA’s own Miki Odawa who was given the prestigious Godat Award, named for longtime LGBT activist Ken Godat.

 

 

Brandon and Erin at the OutBrunch

Regan in attendance

Miki Odawa receiving the Godat Award

 

SAGA Opens New Office

Posted by Miki Odawa on June 4, 2017
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SAGA HAS AN OFFICE NOW!

2030 East Broadway, Suite 219
(top of the central stairway)

After so many years of working out of the Board member’s homes, SAGA now has an office space and address.  It’s a wonderful space for keeping SAGA growing and active on the forefront of Trans Advocacy and Support for years to come.

Come celebrate the acquisition of the space, but mostly congratulate the board members and yourself!  Yes, you have helped SAGA grow to be the community organization it is today!  The fact is SAGA needs the space because of all the many areas it is active in today.

Support Your Trans Partner

Posted by Miki Odawa on June 4, 2017
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SAGA’s Dezert Partnerz group meets to discover ways a partner, spouse, family member or close friend can support their trans partner through transition and beyond.

How can I understand what my partner is going through?
What kind of support do they need?
How can I show my respect for my partner as they go through transition?
What kind of community support do they need?

Come to SAGA’s Dezert Partnerz meeting to meet others who have gone down the same path. The fourth Monday of every month, 7:00pm – 9:00, Studio One, 197 E. Toole Ave, Tucson.