Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy since 1998

Southern Arizona Senior Pride Outreach

Posted by Emma Morris 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 for an application and home visit.



SAGA Social

Posted by Emma Morris on November 3, 2017
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SAGA Social

Come Join Us For Coffee

It’s Veteran’s Day so let’s celebrate them and what they did for us!

At 10:00 a.m. on Friday November 10, Cafe Passe is the site of our social gathering this month.  It’s a time to come together and make friends and meet other trans-people in the area over a coffee.  This will not be a “support group” format, rather, a casual encounter over coffee and snacks/lunch if you wish.  There might be a game or two going on and there will be lots of talking and sharing our common experiences in a social setting.

The monthly support groups are great, but there’s never enough time to chat and spend time getting to know each other.  Although Desert Girls members organize the event, this is a SAGA social gathering and is open to any trans folk or ally who want to come.  In an effort to remove barriers, a donor has provided some funds for those who can’t make coffee at a downtown shop fit in their budget (see Allison on arriving).

Cafe Passe offers one of the best coffee shop patios in town and a nice variety of treats and some sandwiches.  Last time we were here, now 7 months ago, we had a great time.  It’s a fairly private space with a fenced patio.  Let’s enjoy the nice weather which is predicted to hold like it is at least until then!

 Come join us!

The address is just north of central downtown:

10 a.m. -12 noon

Cafe Passe

415 N. 4th Ave.


(520) 624-4411


ACA Enrollment

Posted by Emma Morris 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


Other times available by appointment.
10 AM – 4 PM


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

Team SAGA in El Tour

Posted by Emma Morris 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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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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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.

Employment Expo April 25th

Posted by Miki Odawa on March 14, 2017
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SAGA Picnic April 1st

Posted by Miki Odawa on March 11, 2017
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