Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy since 1998


Posted by Miki Odawa on October 23, 2012
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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.

New Video of TDOR

Posted by Miki Odawa on November 27, 2015
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SAGA VP Abby Jensen organized a moving TDOR observance this year by the Old Main Mall at the University of Arizona.  After reading all the names and lighting the candles, the participants marched through the University carrying kites, and down 4th Avenue to Fluxx, where a hearty snack was provided for all.


Here’s some video of the TDOR Ceremony.

Video by Beyond Video

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Come to TransGiving 2015

Posted by Miki Odawa on November 21, 2015
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Every year SAGA stages a pot-luck TransGiving feast, a chance for us all to get together on a holiday for celebration, fellowship and sharing.  SAGA members, former members, future members and friends are all urged to attend.  This year our party will be held in the Cornerstone Fellowship Hall  the same place as last year, on Thanksgiving, November 26th.

This year we have volunteers to bring the turkeys, so all you’ll need to do is bring yourself, any friends you want to bring along, and some food to share.  An appetizer, a side dish, some dessert, or whatever you’d like to share.
Mark your calendars, and think of something fun to share.
What: SAGA’s TransGiving 2015
When: Thanksgiving, Thursday November 26, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Where: Cornerstone Fellowship Hall

442 E. Laguna St., Tucson, AZ 85705

County Adopts Trans Protection

Posted by Miki Odawa on November 18, 2015
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On November 17th, SAGA’s first birthday as an independent organization, the Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted SAGA’s gender identity and expression language into the County’s employee Equal Protection rules. This change will make clear to all County employees and their supervisors that trans people are entitled to fair and nondiscriminatory treatment.

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SAGA Member Appointed to High Pentagon Post

Posted by Miki Odawa on September 22, 2015
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img_5412SAGA member Amanda Simpson, the highest ranking transgender appointee of any presidential administration in history, was recently sworn in as the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy.

Amanda joined the administration in 2009 but has retained her roots in Tucson and the SAGA community. SAGA congratulates Amanda and celebrates her dedication to the goals we all work for.

SAGA’s 4th of July Party

Posted by Miki Odawa on July 14, 2015
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The 4th of July started out muggy, but by noon the sun broke out, and Kevin Maxey, SAGA’s founder and Board Chair, hosted SAGA members at his house for a party.  Stephanie Anne was there with her camera, and offers up these pictures of the event.


Cool, clear water…

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Help SAGA Grow!

Posted by Miki Odawa on June 23, 2015
Posted in NewsUncategorized 

What a busy time this has been! In the six months since SAGA reorganized we’ve been working hard to reinvigorate our alliance. Today we want to let you know what we’ve been up to, and to thank you for your support — without which we would never have been able to grow.
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Updated SAGA brochure!

Posted by Michael Woodward on May 18, 2015
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There have been a lot of changes for SAGA in recent months, so it was time to update the infamous SAGA general brochure. Feel free to download or pass the link on to someone who might want to know about our organization.

Includes up-to-date calendar of monthly meetings!

Click here to download a copy of the SAGA general info brochure in PDF format