Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA)
Visit our web site at www.sagatucson.org
For More Information about SAGA, call 520-624-1779 ext 120
The Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) is southern Arizona’s community for trans identities in the gender galaxy: Transsexual, Transgender, Gender Queer, Masculine of Center, Feminine of Center, Two Spirit, Butch, Femme, Gender Fluid, Intersexed, and ALL of us who are Gender Fabulous! SAGA envisions a society where gender creative people are ensured of their basic rights and can be open, honest and safe at home and in the community. SAGA provides support groups, advocacy, and organizes educational, social, and advocacy programs for gender-diverse people and their significant others, friends, families, and allies. Saga also provides community education and training for businesses, service providers, and community members on how our allies can be supportive and inclusive.
Community Support, Resources, and Advocacy
SAGA offers support, social, and discussion groups that reflect the various aspects of gender in our community. Groups provide members with support, opportunities to ask questions, and the chance to share their experiences of navigating the gender galaxy. SAGA provides both in person and online groups. Community members are also encouraged to reach out to the SAGA programs coordinator if they need help finding resources and support.
We host a variety of Yahoo groups to help people stay connected. For a complete listing of our groups and to subscribe, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/saga-az or go to our Online Communities page of the SAGA website: http://sagatucson.org/wp/?page_id=30
Unless otherwise noted, all meeting are held at Wingspan
430 East 7th Steet
Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone 520-624-1779 for directions
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!
SAGA General Meeting
Monthly support and social meeting, events and news announcements, and general check-in. This meeting is open to all – no matter how you identify in the gender spectrum. Allies, friends, and family members are welcome. The SAGA monthly meeting is a great starting place for first-timers and visitors!
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.
Members of Desert Girlz have organized monthly social events for members and friends, including a coffee night. If you are interested in suggesting or organizing a social night, please contact Rae at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com
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.
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Questions? Contact David@sagatucson.org
Members of Desert Boyz have organized monthly social events for members and friends, including Guys Night Out and football games. If you are interested in suggesting or organizing a social night, please contact Rae at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com
Dezert Partnerz was formed to help gain a better understanding of the ways gender diversity can impact relationships. Cis gendered (non-trans identified) partners of trans identified people have their own unique experience. This group is for cis gendered partners to share their experiences. You do not need to be currently partnered with someone to attend this group. Meetings are confidential.
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Note: If you are trans identified and would like to see a partners group for trans folks partnered with trans folks, please be in touch with Rae so we can get that started!
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 624-1779 ext. 120
Helping SAGA grow
SAGA Advisory Council
- Help guide the future of SAGA and our programs and services. Find a volunteer role within SAGA that excites you! Individual volunteers and project leaders are encouraged to participate.
Supporting and Creating Allies
We also provide speakers, educational forums, and trainings for businesses, service providers, and the public to learn more about the issues facing transgender people and how our allies can be supportive and inclusive.
Trans Advocacy & Education
Another important role for SAGA is working for equal treatment and equal opportunity for all transgender people through educating the community at large. SAGA is the primary resource on transgender issues in Tucson, southern Arizona, and the greater Southwest region.
SAGA Speakers Bureau
The SAGA Speakers Bureau provides speakers and panelists for your class, event, business, or training. We can provide general education or discuss specific topics. This is a free service; donations are always welcome.
Arizona Transgender Workplace (ATWORK) Project
The ATWORK Project creates and fosters open, inclusive and safe working environments for transgender applicants and employees by promoting an understanding of gender expression and gender identity among managers and other supervisory-level personnel. The ATWORK Project brings together representatives from companies all over Arizona for an enlightening, informative presentation on transgender issues and how they impact the workplace.
TRANSforming Community Workshops
The TRANSforming Community workshops are aimed at meeting a critical need to educate public- and private-sector decision makers, students and educators, attorneys and judges, religious leaders, business owners, and legislators. Our work towards this goal includes conferences, workshops, in-service trainings, luncheons, and other forums.
For more information about the TRANSforming Community Workshops, contact the SAGA Program Coordinator, Rae Strozzo, at 520-624-1779 ext 120 or email email@example.com
SAGA welcomes everyone!
Saga also coordinates community activities and events that focus on trans issues. The big event of the year is Transgender Awareness week. If you would like to get involved with planning or volunteering for this week of events, please contact Rae at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We are also always looking for interested volunteers to help create and plan events for the community. If you are interested, please contact Rae.