AGRA Rodeo February 12 – 14, 2016

PFLAG needs our help with volunteers to sell drink tickets for this year’s Gay Rodeo. The shifts are 3 hours and you get free entry into the rodeo for the day you volunteer. Parking is $5. You will only be selling drink tickets, not the actual drinks. PFLAG has been a major supporter of Transspectrum and just gave us a $500 donation. Please help give back to this amazing organization. Please contact to sign up or for more information.
They have two booths and need 2-3 people per shift. The following are still available:
Saturday 6-9pm, 7-10pm
Sunday 9am – 12pm, 3-6pm, 6-9pm, 7-10pm.
Thank you in advance.

onenten’s : An Evening of Jazz

An Evening of Jazz
with special celebrity guest Jazz Jennings

meet & greet with Transgender youth activist & her family

as seen on the upcoming TLC docu-series I Am Jazz author of  I Am Jazzchildren’s book | Clean & Clear cosmetic spokesperson

•book signing
•art auction
•Jazz music by Aletheia String Quartet
•cash bar
•panel discussion

Saturday, August 8th, 2015 6-9 pm

Bentley Gallery
215 E Grant Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044

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Camp Born This Way – Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open, and camp will occur 9/25- 556307_157385537784371_2081240511_n9/28.

Camp Born This Way (C.B.T.W.) is an award-winning Camp for Transgender, Gender Creative and Gender Non-Conforming children ages 5-16 and their families. Camp Born This Way is a place where kids can be themselves and play without fear, and their families can find friendship and support. This camp is a dream come true for many families. C.B.T.W. allows transgender, gender-queer, gender-creative, non-conforming and questioning youth along with their families to experience a weekend free from bullying, harassment and judgment.

Additionally, this camp seeks to strengthen the support networks available to these families beyond this one magical weekend. Camp is located in southern Arizona.

For more information and to register:  or

Join TSAZ and The Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS at Dining Out for Life

Dining Out for Life is an international fundraiser for the fight against HIV and AIDS. Local restaurants participate by giving a percent of their proceeds on the last Thursday of April each year. A few cities participate on a different day. The event is held in Phoenix this year on Thursday, April 30th. Members of TSAZ and the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS will be congregating that evening at the Pizza People Pub on Central Ave south of McDowell. We have the back room reserved from 5:30pm to 8pm and other patrons may be eating there as well. Come stop on by and enjoy some great food and support a worthy cause.

Pizza People Pub

1326 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

See for more information and for other restaurants participating in the event.

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Sign up to participate in the 2015 Pride Parade

Sunday, April 12th 

  • 9:00  Meet at 3rd Street & Oak.  Check in, sign forms, and get t-shirts with Jen / Aiden / Emmett.
  • 9:30  Everyone should be in place and ready to march
  • 10:00  The parade steps off!
  • 11:30 Parade ends at Steele Indian School Park, 3rd Street and Indian School Rd.

A few guidelines to keep in mind from the Pride Parade committee and TSAZ:

  • All parade marchers are strongly encouraged to wear a TSAZ shirt.
  • Marchers will sign a form for code of conduct and liability waiver. The media release is optional.
  • Beware of heat exhaustion and/or stroke. Be aware of hazards while marching. Bring water!
  • No alcohol is allowed during the parade.
  • All dress must comply with Obscenity Statutes in Arizona.  Participants must be fully clothed.
  • No sexually inappropriate behavior or foul language.  Small children and families will be present.
  • Show respect for all gender expression, sexes, ages, races, cultures, creeds, abilities and sexual orientations.
  • To ensure the safety and fun of all parade participants, the Trans* Spectrum of Arizona Parade Marshals reserve the right to ask any participant to leave the contingent if they cannot abide by Pride rules and guidelines.
  • No late-comers will be permitted to join us after the parade begins, per rules of Phoenix Pride.
  • Youth group members are invited to carry our banner and lead our contingent.
  • TSAZ Parade Marshals are Jen and Aiden Sismondo and Emmett Troxel.

DATE: 4/12/2015 (Sun 9:00AM – 11:30AM)

LOCATION: 3rd Street & Oak, Phoenix

Please sign up here

Laverne Cox to speak at ASU during pride week: Free tickets for TSAZ members


Trans* advocate and actress, Laverne Cox will be speaking at ASU this Wednesday, April 8th from 6-8pm. The event will be held in Wells Fargo Arena at 600 E Veterans Way, Tempe, Arizona 85281.

TSAZ members who are not ASU students have access to FREE tickets to this exciting event. To reserve a ticket, you must email no later than Tuesday, April 7th at 10am. Please email with your full name and how many tickets you wish to reserve.

To pick up your tickets, go to the box office the night of the event and give them your name and mention you are with Trans* Spectrum (or TSAZ).

Feel free to wear your TSAZ t-shirt or trans* pride colors so others can find us, since venue staff will be seating us together where possible.

Keep an eye out on the Facebook event page for updates.

Pride 2015 T-shirt design is here!

This design was created by a TSAZ youth member. It’s available for purchase online here.

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We have two T-Shirt options available for Pride:

  • 2014 “Proud to be…” design in a synthetic blend, available in Adult sizes M-XXL. ($8-$9). Order here
  • 2015 Pride design created by TSAZ youth member in high quality 100% Cotton, available in Child S-L and Adult S-4X ($9-$12). Order here
  • Pre-ordered t-shirts available online are at a discount.
  • If you are a TSAZ member with a financial need attending Pride, please contact to request a discount.