Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy since 1998


Posted by Miki Odawa on October 23, 2012
Posted in Static 


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.

We’ve Moved!

Posted by Miki Odawa on February 12, 2016
Posted in News 

We’ve Moved!

Beginning February 1, 2106
all Fluxx-based

SAGA Support Group Meetings
(SAGA General, Dezert Girlz, Dezert Boyz, Gender Outlaws, Dezert Counselorz)
will be Held at

The New Fluxx
690 E. 19th Street, Suite #130
(West of S. Euclid at 19th.  Take #25 bus.)

All Meetings will be held at the same time and date normally scheduled
(Meetings in locations other than Fluxx will not be affected.)

SAGA Named Charity of the Year

Posted by Miki Odawa on February 11, 2016
Posted in News 

In its year-end awards, the Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce named SAGA as its 2015 Charity of the Year.  Here, Chamber President presents the award to SAGA Director of Programs Erin Russ, in a short ceremony February 1st.


SAGA President Miki Odawa was also named Community Leader of the Year.

New Video of TDOR

Posted by Miki Odawa on November 27, 2015
Posted in News 

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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County Adopts Trans Protection

Posted by Miki Odawa on November 18, 2015
Posted in News 

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
Posted in News 

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.