Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy since 1998


Posted by Miki Odawa on October 23, 2012
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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.

Support Your Trans Partner

Posted by Miki Odawa on May 22, 2017
Posted in News 

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. May 22 and the fourth Monday of every month, 7:00pm – 9:00, Studio One, 197 E. Toole Ave, Tucson.

SAGA Opens New Office

Posted by Miki Odawa on May 10, 2017
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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.

Desert Girls Social

Posted by Miki Odawa on May 9, 2017
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Sat May 13, 3-6 pm

The day is almost upon us and the weather will be great for a cook out!  Kristy is opening her house to us for the potluck bbq meal.  She has a beautiful large covered patio with plenty of seating and room to mingle.

The event is a Desert Girls Social.  This means although it is open to all trans folk and allies, it is sponsored by the ‘Girlz’.  Because of dogs and preferences, there is an age minimum of 16.  Come alone or bring your ‘significant other’!

The plan is potluck and BYOB (non alcoholic please), Kristy is providing plenty of burgers, brats, buns, condiments, plates, plasticware, cups, paper napkins, and bottled water.  There will also be key lime pie for dessert.  As for the Potluck part of the meal, please help us 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)  (well in the deep upper midwest it’s called “hot dish”, ha ha ha!)
  • snack items, chips, pretzels, salsa, etc
  • surprise us all!

If you have special dietary needs, i.e. veggie, gluten free, allergy, etc, please come prepared, we’re doing standard fare.

For Kristy’s address contact:

I hope many of you can join us in this great space.  I was there just yesterday, mid 90’s, the shaded patio was delightfully cool and breezy.


Senior Pride Intergenerational Potluck

Posted by Miki Odawa on May 7, 2017
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Employment Expo April 25th

Posted by Miki Odawa on March 14, 2017
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