Southern Arizona
Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy  since 1998

WELCOME

SAGA is a non profit organization that provides support, education, resources, and advocacy for Southern Arizona’s diverse community of trans and gender nonconforming individuals. We envision a world in which all people who are gender fabulous are guaranteed basic rights and personal liberation; where we can all be open, honest, and safe wherever we go. We welcome allies, we train businesses, we build community. Be bold and be brave—join us! 

Southern Arizona
Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy  since 1998

WELCOME

SAGA is a non profit organization that provides support, education, resources, and advocacy for Southern Arizona’s diverse community of trans and gender nonconforming individuals. We envision a world in which all people who are gender fabulous are guaranteed basic rights and personal liberation; where we can all be open, honest, and safe wherever we go. We welcome allies, we train businesses, we build community. Be bold and be brave—join us! 

Southern Arizona
Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy  since 1998

WELCOME

SAGA is a non profit organization that provides support, education, resources, and advocacy for Southern Arizona’s diverse community of trans and gender nonconforming individuals. We envision a world in which all people who are gender fabulous are guaranteed basic rights and personal liberation; where we can all be open, honest, and safe wherever we go. We welcome allies, we train businesses, we build community. Be bold and be brave—join us! 

URGENT – Action Needed
Request from SAGA’s Advocacy team

“SAGA has agreed to join in amicus brief to the US Supreme Court arguing that discrimination based on gender identity and/or transgender status is illegal sex discrimination under Title VII, the federal law that bans sex discrimination in employment. In connection with that effort, we are reaching out to our community for stories reflecting personal experiences with discrimination because you are transgender.
The details and the link to submit your stories are below.
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Dear Friends,
 
My name is Chinyere Ezie and I’m a staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights where my work focuses on racial justice, gender justice, and LGBTQI rights.
 

I’m reaching out today because the Transgender Law Center and Center for Constitutional Rights, in partnership with pro bono counsel Akerman LLP, are drafting an amicus brief concerning the rights of transgender employees and job applicants under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, for submission to the US Supreme Court on July 3rd. The amicus brief will explain how discrimination against transgender and non-binary people is always discrimination “because of sex” by highlighting the first-hand experiences of trans people who have experienced employment discrimination. The brief will also discuss how trans people face poverty, criminalization, and hardship when they are turned away from jobs, and provide relevant statistics (including help line data).

Right now we are collecting the first-hand stories of TGNC individuals who have experienced employment discrimination or criminalization to highlight in our brief, and we need your help!
 
If you or someone you know has experienced employment discrimination because you are trans or non-binary, please consider sharing your story for possible inclusion in our brief. A link to the story submission form is here: https://forms.gle/i9CzMUsmAKcTxmV66
 
Our story submission deadline is next Tuesday (June 18th).
 
Thanks so much and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions,

Warmly,
Chinyere

Chinyere Ezie
Staff Attorney
 
Center for Constitutional Rights | Justice takes a fight.
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