SAGA offers support, social, and discussion groups that reflect the various aspects of gender and society. We currently offer the following support groups and gatherings…Unless otherwise stated, all meeting are held at Studio One (note address change),
Be yourself and dress however you like — there’s no pressure. You don’t need to be trans-identified to attend a meeting or get involved. We welcome allies of all kinds!
General SAGA Meeting
Monthly business and social meeting, events and news announcements, guest speakers, and general check-in; open to all. Allies, friends, and family members welcome. A great starting place for first-timers and visitors!
First Mondays of each month (including holidays)
Questions? Contact saga [at] sagatucson.org or call 520-477-7096
Support and social group for all kinds of people who were assigned male gender at birth, but who do not feel that is an accurate description or complete expression of their identity. Membership includes all people on the Male-to-Female (MTF) continuum AND their significant others, friends, family, and allies. You do not have to identify as transsexual or be in the transition process. We are open to anyone who is interested in the concept of gender and who is supportive of the purpose of the group.
Questions? Contact dezertgirlz [at] sagatucson.org
This group is for anyone who is struggling with the gender binary, i.e. man/woman and/or male/female. Some of us identify outside of the sex and gender binary such as: gender queer, gender fluid, asexual, agender, neutrois, or just plain queer. It does not matter how you identify, or if you are in process of trying to find an identity which fits, this may be the group for you. The format will be peer led confidential discussions about any all things related to gender identity or the lack there of. Friends, family, and allies are always welcome.
7:00 – 9:00pm
Questions? Contact genderoutlawz [at] sagatucson.org
Support and social group for all kinds of people who were assigned female gender at birth, but who do not feel that is an accurate description or complete _expression of their identity. Membership includes all people on the Female-to-Male (FTM) continuum AND their significant others, friends, family, and allies. You do not have to identify as transsexual or be in the transition process. We are open to anyone who is interested in the concept of gender and who is supportive of the purpose of the group.
The Dezert Boyz discussion group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Studio One. Allies (friends, family, and other respectful folk) are welcome for first hour of the meeting. The second hour is for transmasculine-identified only.
Questions? Contact dezertboyz [at] sagatucson.org
Analysis and action group for all kinds of people who are interested in community advocacy and civic engagement around the role of trans people in society. This group is intended to help trans people and our allies become more effective in affecting the laws and customs that rule our lives.
The Desert Advocatz group is meeting intermittently at present.
Questions? Contact dezertadvocatz [at] sagatucson.org
Desert Partners meetings are open to anyone who is in an intimate partnered relationship in which at least one of the partners is trans*, genderqueer, etc. Topics for discussion will be chosen by meeting members. Please remember, SAGA support groups are peer-facilitated and are not professional therapy sessions, i.e. these meetings are not intended as couples therapy, but rather as a supportive space where people can gain a better understanding from one another of the ways gender diversity can impact relationships.
The Desert Partners group is meeting intermittently at present.
Questions? Contact dezertpartnerz [at] sagatucson.org
Trans Parents Support Group
The Trans Parents support group’s mission is “to create and support a network of families embracing their children’s gender non-conformity in a kind and loving manner.” TransParents currently provides a monthly support group meeting for the parents of gender-diverse children from across Southern AZ, offers education to help the broader community better understand the unique experiences of their children and families, and provides opportunities for their children to connect and socialize with one another.
Trans Parents meets at a different location. For more information about our monthly group meetings, please contact Amy D’Arpino at transparents [at] sagatucson.org. We look forward to meeting you.
A consultation group for therapists who work with relationship- and gender-variant clients. Meets every third Saturday from 10 to 11:30 am at Studio One. $10-$40 sliding scale.
Questions? Contact dezertcounselorz [at] sagatucson.org
SAGA Working Group
Help guide the future of SAGA and make it happen. Find a volunteer role within SAGA that excites you. Individual volunteers and project leaders are encouraged to participate.
The SAGA Working Group meets on the second Tuesday of every month, at the Tucson Ward 3 Office on Grant Road at Vine Ave.
Questions? Contact saga [at] sagatucson.org