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.


SAGA Social – Pizza at Brooklyn Pizza

Posted by Emma on April 20, 2018
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Pizza at Brooklyn Pizza

(534 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson)

Share a slice with friends!

Tuesday April 24, 6 pm.

Fourth Avenue is a vibrant place we all are acquainted with. This month’s event is right in the middle of 4th! Sure, it’s a weeknight, but at a day and a time to allow you to make it for a quick slice of pizza with your friends in the community and not fight crowds.

Brooklyn Pizza is right on 4th with tables outside and a dozen more inside. SAGA has generously provided up to two Large Pizzas for us to share and if more is needed we can share the cost.

With all of the businesses and ‘hangouts’ nearby, the idea is to grab some pizza and then drift off to another venue to continue our time together. One suggestion might be that right next door is the Sky Bar that hosts free live music and get this…free pool on their 3 tables that night! If it’s a clear sky they also have telescopes and astronomers to help you observe the night sky, cool! Another idea is IBT’s with a DJ, dancing, and a big patio out back. Of course there are stores still open if shopping is your thing.

SAGA in no way condones alcohol consumption and this event will not provide for or endorse it’s use in any way. Brooklyn Pizza serves only soda.

Sure, it’s a weeknight, yes many of us work, but we all have to eat so come on down, you just don’t have to stay all night!

So don’t veg out at home alone Tuesday night next week – come on down and grab a slice of pizza and community on 4th!

Camp Born This Way- Volunteers Wanted

Posted by Emma on April 4, 2018
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Transgender Day of Visibility Picnic

Posted by Emma on March 19, 2018
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Saturday March 31st
12 Noon –  6 PM
 

You and your family are invited to attend!

 
FORT LOWELL PARK, RAMADA #6

(Ramada #6 is located at the north end of the central main parking lot at Ft Lowell Park.  Access is off Craycroft or Glenn.  It’s a beautiful location near the pond with easy access to restrooms.)

TDOV is for all of us to come together in a meaningful way as a community. This is an event for everyone: young and old, trans and ally, parent and child. It’s for our (and your!) whole family. Come join the fun!
 
POTLUCK

SAGA will provide grilling items, condiments, paper goods, and bottled water.
 
Please bring a snack, side dish, or dessert to share.
(No alcohol)  

Bring you own chairs and don’t forget your games, musical instruments, etc!

SEE YOU THERE!

Protect Your Identity

Posted by Emma on February 20, 2018
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WHO WILL PROTECT YOUR
IDENTITY AND LEGACY
WHEN YOU NO LONGER CAN?

ATTORNEYS TO SPEAK MARCH 5, 2018
AT SAGA GENERAL MEETING
ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS

WHO will
make health care or final decisions for me if I am unable to express my wishes?

CAN I
ensure I will be treated as myself if I am hospitalized and unable to communicate?

HOW do I
keep my family from erasing me if something happens to me?

These are variations on questions every one of us will ask as we get older.

BUT THESE ARE NOT OLD PEOPLE QUESTIONS!

And the answers have immense impact on us as trans people and upon our closest friends

We have received several inquiries over the past few months about how to make sure our parents, siblings or children respect our identities and wishes and don’t try to erase who we are in the event we can not make decisions for ourselves, after we pass away or in any situation where we can no longer speak for ourselves.

We have all heard the stories of trans people who transitioned young and lived authentically only to die in a car crash or from a disease in their 20’s and 30’s and have family members bury them in their birth gender with their dead name and leave their trans friends out of the loop. Or the trans person who is incapacitated and left to live in a nursing facility with their family enforcing their inauthentic identity and dead name on them.

When we are incapacitated, our legal system will place us at the mercy of our nearest surviving relatives, even if they are not supportive–unless we take specific measures to prevent this from happening. When something happens, whether we are 95 or 19, it is too late for us or our friends to intervene to protect our legacy.

On March 5th, attorneys Ron Zack and Shanelle Schmitz will be at the SAGA General meeting to speak about measures we can take to ensure our interests, our legacy, and our gender identity and expression are respected and protected when we are no longer able to fight for ourselves.

If you have specific topics or questions you would like to have Ron and Shanelle address, please forward them to me as a response to this email.

 

Supporting Trans Youth and Families

Posted by Miki Odawa on January 22, 2018
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Bilingual Event • Translation Available (English/Spanish)

Southern Arizona Senior Pride Outreach

Posted by Emma on November 4, 2017
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Outreach to Tucson’s LGBTQI Elder Community

Are you LGBTQI, 55 or older, homebound or living in a Care Community (independent or assisted living, nursing home, boarding home)?

 

Are you a person with a disability (of any age)?

 

Are you isolated from your LGBTQI Community? Lonely?

 

Southern Arizona Senior Pride COMMUNITY CARES PROGRAM-TUCSON would like to offer you

 

****Friendly Visits and/or PhoneCalls****

with trained volunteers who have had a background check. There is no charge to participate in this program. Please contact Program Coordinator: 520-351-2724 or sasp.ccp@gmail.com for an application and home visit.

 

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE? REFERRALS ENCOURAGED.

ACA Enrollment

Posted by Emma on November 1, 2017
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ACA Enrollment

Beginning this Friday, November 3rd, Claire Swinford will be hosting office hours every Friday at the SAGA main office to assist all those interested in learning about health care coverage and the necessary steps for ACA enrollment. Please come by with any questions, comments, and concerns. Walk-ins are welcome.

Claire is a certified ACA navigator and has been performing this work for many years

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3RD – FRIDAY DECEMBER 15TH
Other times available by appointment.
*NO OFFICES HOURS WILL BE HOSTED ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH*
10 AM – 4 PM

LOCATION

 
If you have any questions, or would like additional assistance, please email info@sagatucson.org or call (520) 477-7096 and leave a message. We hope to see you there!

Team SAGA in El Tour

Posted by Emma on October 6, 2017
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Print, fill out this form and send to SAGA to participate in the ride. To sponsor a rider. If you would like more information about the ride.

SAGA at Bisbee Pride

Posted by Miki Odawa on June 19, 2017
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