Come to the Tubac room from 5-7pm in the Student Union and participate in Pride Alliance's first open meeting of the semester! Get a chance to give feedback about what you want to see on campus, meet other students, and get more involved with the awesome U of A LGBTQA+ and allied community!
LGBTQ Affairs provides support groups to people who need some support in their lives. Those include:
LGBTQA+ Support Group
Tuesdays 4-5:30pm in the SUMC Room 412 (4th Floor Conference Room)
This is a safe space for UA students, faculty, and staff to talk in an open and supportive environment about issues impacting their lives and the LGBTQA+ and Allied community.
Gender Spectrum Support Group
Mondays 3-4pm in the 3rd Floor Highland Commons, SE Corner
This is a support, therapy, and education group for UA students dealing with gender identity, gender dysphoria, and issues related to gender. There is a $5 a week charge, that can be billed to Bursar's
QPOC and Two-Spirit Discussion Group
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm in Nugent Room 203
This is a peer to peer discussion group that provides a safe environment to connect, share experiences, and show support for each other.
Upcoming Training and Registration Links:
Abby Louise Jensen, Vice President www.sagatucson.org
C. Michael Woodward, Treasurer 520-477-7096
Tucson Transgender Advocacy Group Reorganizes
(TUCSON, AZ) The Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) today announced that it has reorganized as an Arizona nonprofit corporation in order to continue its work supporting Southern Arizona’s transgender and gender nonconforming community, a role it has served in the community for nearly 17 years. The organization’s official name is now “Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, Inc.”
“We believe the future is very bright for trans people, and we appreciate the support we have received from our allies in the media, the government, and the public, since our founding,” said SAGA co-founder Kevin Q. Maxey, MD, who was appointed Chair Emeritus of the Board at the first meeting of the Board of Directors. “However, substantial barriers remain to the well-being of trans people in employment, housing, health care, and many other facets of our lives. SAGA continues to represent Southern Arizona’s gender variant people and their families, and we take an active role in creating a world free from bias, stereotyping, and discrimination based on gender identity or expression.”
In addition to Dr. Maxey, the incorporating directors and officers of the board include Miki Odawa, President; Abby Louise Jensen, Vice President; C. Michael Woodward, Treasurer; and Erin M. Russ, Secretary.
One of the oldest organizations of its kind in the country, SAGA was initially formed in 1998 by a group of transgender individuals in Tucson who realized that the community needed an organization to support transgender and other gender-variant people. At the time of its formation, SAGA was an informal, grassroots group that met regularly in borrowed rooms and worked on an ad-hoc basis. In 2004, SAGA merged with its fiscal sponsor, Wingspan LGBT Community Center, to create a stronger, more visible organization.
With the closing of the community center in summer 2014, SAGA members agreed it was time to return the organization to independent status. SAGA has now incorporated and applied for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to insure its future success and independence. (Once approved, that status will be retroactive to the date of its incorporation, November 17, 2014.)
For more information, please call 520-477-7096, e-mail email@example.com or visit the SAGA website at www.sagatucson.org. Donations can be made by clicking on the “Donate Now”, or mailing a check to SAGA, PO Box 41863, Tucson, AZ 85717.
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SAGA envisions a world free from bias, stereotyping, and discrimination based on gender identity or expression. SAGA works to ensure that the basic rights of all people are protected, and that they can be open, honest, and safe at home, at work, and in the community regardless of their gender identity or expression.
The Victory Congressional Internship is accepting applications for Summer 2015.
The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress.
The program includes a generous stipend, housing in D.C., placement in a congressional internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C., as well as travel and registration to the LGBT Leaders 2015 Conference.
Applications for Summer 2015 are due Monday, January 19 – find out more and apply now at https://victoryinstitute.
The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.
Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute
Victory Congressional Internship
Are you interested in sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking prevention? Do you want to gain event planning experience or be a part of an on-campus movement? If you said yes to either of these questions, then you should consider applying for the UA ‘s Oasis Program Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Spring 2015 Student’s Promoting Empowerment and Consent (SPEAC) internship!
SPEAC is a social justice-oriented student group dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Through education and outreach, SPEAC aims to advocate for survivors, inspire action within the UA student community, and challenge the culture and social structures that perpetuate sexual and relationship violence.
If you have any questions regarding the application, or need additional information, please contact Jane Otenyo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Daily Wildcat is seeking undergraduate or graduate students to be Opinions Columnists during the Spring 2015 semester. Applicants must demonstrate superior research and writing skills and an ability to contribute to a diverse desk that exposes issues in the UA community and engages national dialogues. Successful applicants will also be inquisitive, passionate, and creative.
Columnists must attend Sunday afternoon pitch meetings and publish columns of 500-600 words on a weekly basis. A limited number of alternative publishing schedules may be available to exceptional applicants with extremely limited time availability.
Interested students should send a resume and persuasive writing sample of 500-2500 words to Jacquelyn Oesterblad at email@example.com. Finalists will be interviewed.
Thanks for your support! See you out and about!