Local and National Resources
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA)
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) offers information, support services and social opportunities for transgender people while educating businesses and health and human services providers about transgender issues. SAGA envisions a society in which transgender and transsexual people are ensured of their basic rights and can be open, honest, and safe at home, at work, and in the community. To achieve this goal, SAGA organizes educational, social, and advocacy programs for gender-diverse people and their significant others, friends, families, and allies.
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National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country.
The Trans 100
The Trans 100 is an annual event that celebrates the excellence of 100 people working to advance transgender political and social rights. It is not an award ceremony or a choice of the "best" people, but a way to celebrate some people who advance transgender rights. This is vita because so much of the typical media focus tends to be on negative stories surrounding transgender identity. The Trans 100 is an attempt to shift the coverage of transgender issues to what's working.
The Transgender Law and Policy Institute
The Transgender Law and Policy Institute engages in effective advocacy for transgender people and works on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality. The organization maintains a list of colleges and universities with “gender identity or expression” in their nondiscrimination policies online.
El Rio Community Health Center
El Rio provides affirming, respectful, and quality healthcare to the Pediatric and Adult Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming communities.
Services provided: Primary care, gender confirming hormone therapy, puberty blockers and sensitive referrals.
They are dedicated to provide trans-affirming, patient centered care.