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Thank you for your interest in learning about the issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older people—and SAGE’s critical work through direct services and programs, training and technical assistance, and policy advocacy at the federal, state and local levels.

Latest Press Releases
March 19, 2015

SAGE and Aging Organizations Brief Supreme Court on Why Elders Need Marriage Equality

March 16, 2015

Media Advisory: SAGE and GRIOT Circle of Brooklyn to Celebrate Launch of New Partnership

February 5, 2015

SAGE Presents Senator Michael Bennet with 2015 SAGE Advocacy Award for Excellence in Leadership on Aging Issues

February 4, 2015

SAGE Launches National Initiative With Five Strategies To Address LGBT Older Adult Housing Needs

Housing Leaders from Across the Country Gathered for Launch Event and Panel Discussion Read More

January 27, 2015

SAGE to Announce Multi-Pronged National LGBT Older Americans Housing Initiative

Panel discussion and media briefing will include Enterprise Community Partners, HELP USA, Los Angeles LGBT Center and Equal Rights Center Read More

January 7, 2015

Media Advisory: SAGE to Celebrate Launch of SAGE Center of the Bronx

January 6, 2015

SAGE Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

SAGE appoints new Board Members and continues its commitment to advocating for LGBT elders nationally. Read More

December 15, 2014

Media Advisory: SAGE and Pride Center of Staten Island to Celebrate Launch of new SAGE-Pride Center

December 9, 2014

SAGE Presents the 29th Annual TOYS Party to Benefit SAGE and Children’s Charities

Robby Browne, David Tufts & Chris Kann will host the annual Toys Party on December 14, 2013 at Chelsea Piers Read More

November 3, 2014

SAGE to Celebrate the Opening of its New Location in Harlem

October 6, 2014

SAGE Releases Comprehensive Research Report on Aging Concerns among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older People, Ages 45-75

New national study shows high concerns about retirement and healthcare providers among LGBT older people, as well as smaller support networks over time. Read More

October 3, 2014

Media Advisory: SAGE Awards and Gala at New York City’s Gotham Hall to Celebrate Advocates for LGBT Older Adults

SAGE Will Present Awards to New York City Councilmember Ritchie Torres, Activist Frank Stark, Doctor Rosanne Leipzig and M.A.C AIDS Fund Read More

September 9, 2014

SAGE Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

SAGE appoints new Board Members and continues its commitment to advocating for LGBT elders nationally. Read More

June 27, 2014

New York City Council Awards Funding to SAGE to Expand its Services through The SAGE Center to LGBT Older People across the Five Boroughs

Championed by Councilmember Ritchie Torres, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the LGBT Caucus of the New York City Council, this initiative will support underserved New Yorkers in all boroughs. Read More

June 3, 2014

SAGE Partners with StoryCorps to Record and Share the Stories of LGBT Older People Nationwide

May 28, 2014

SAGE, the Diverse Elders Coalition and ACRIA Co-Release New Policy Report on HIV and Aging

New policy report outlines eight concrete recommendations to improve the health and wellness of older adults with HIV. Read More

May 6, 2014

Former SAGE Board Co-Chair David W. Canter Named Fundraiser of the Year by Macquarie Foundation

April 9, 2014

SAGE Receives Funding from New York State Legislature to Launch LGBT Elder Veterans Initiative

Newly adopted New York State budget provides $100,000 to support LGBT elder veterans in New York with accessing veterans’ benefits and improving their overall health. Read More

March 6, 2014

Michael Nutt Joins the Board of SAGE

Nutt, a Wells Fargo director, brings extensive financial management background to SAGE's national board of directors. Read More

February 27, 2014

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) Appoints Tracy Welsh as Deputy Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer

Welsh to guide SAGE’s entrepreneurial and agency-wide strategic efforts Read More

February 20, 2014

NHCOA Releases First Report on the Status of LGBT Hispanic Older Adults in the U.S.

The first report of its kind documents the unique struggles of LGBT Hispanic seniors and presents key recommendations for policy makers and health care providers Read More

February 19, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: NHCOA releases first of its kind report on status of LGBT Hispanic older adults

In collaboration with SAGE and DEC, NHCOA examines the unique struggles and challenges of LGBT Hispanic seniors. Read More

January 21, 2014

George Zuber Joins the Board of Directors at SAGE

Jerry Chasen joins SAGE as the new director of legacy planning. Read More

November 12, 2013

SAGE Applauds New York State Department of Health for Including LGBT-Inclusive Questions in its Statewide Medicaid Assessment Tool

These changes follow similar developments in elder services and position New York as a model for patient care and statewide data collection on the health of LGBT older people Read More

November 7, 2013

SAGE Applauds Passage of ENDA

November 7, 2013

Los Angeles Attorney William Weinberger Appointed Co-Chair of the National Board of Directors of Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

Weinberger, partner in the law firm Parker Milliken Clark O’Hara & Samuelian, is the first SAGE Board member from Los Angeles, CA. Read More

September 17, 2013

SAGE Mourns Ever Orozco, 69-Year-Old Man Killed in Anti-LGBT Attack in Jackson Heights, NY

August 29, 2013

SAGE Applauds Post-DOMA Guidance by HHS that Improves the Well-being of Same-Sex Couples

June 26, 2013

SAGE Celebrates Supreme Court Decision to Overturn DOMA

April 26, 2013

National Telephone Discussion Group For LGBT Military Service Veterans Aged 60+

New group to launch in June 2013 Read More

April 17, 2013

SAGE Releases New Policy Report on the Health Disparities Faced by LGBT Elders of Color

Released during National Minority Health Month, Health Equity and LGBT Elders of Color explores 10 policy areas where health and wellness can be improved for LGBT older people of color. Read More

April 4, 2013

AARP Foundation Awards Grant to SAGE for Innovative Storytelling Program

SAGE Story will address the increased risk of social isolation among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Read More

March 16, 2013

SAGE Welcomes Three New Members to its Board of Directors

SAGE appoints new Board Members from Chicago and New York City, and continues its commitment to advocating for LGBT elders nationally. Read More

March 14, 2013

SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Unveils New Data Collection Guide on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Inclusive Questions for Older Adults: A Practical Guide to Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is a comprehensive guide that offers aging providers the tools and techniques needed to collect data on LGBT elders. Read More

March 1, 2013

SAGE Files a Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Support of Edie Windsor's Supreme Court DOMA Challenge

American Society on Aging, National Hispanic Council on Aging, and other leading aging organizations join SAGE brief filed in support of 83-year-old lesbian’s challenge to discrimination against married same-sex couples. Read More

December 20, 2012

Timothy J. Atkin Joins the Board of SAGE

Atkin, SRA's Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief of Staff, brings extensive organizational management background to SAGE's national Board of Directors. Read More

December 7, 2012

Edie Windsor's DOMA Challenge Taken Up by the Supreme Court

November 21, 2012

Media Advisory: LGBT Elders to Benefit from Art Auction

Seth Ruggles Hiler, artist and editor-in-chief of Mix Media Arts Journal, to unveil eighteen large-scale oil paintings of LGBT older adults; a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the nonprofit SAGE. Read More

November 9, 2012

SAGE Honored as “Outstanding LGBT Advocacy/Service Organization” by the National Coalition for LGBT Health

The award honors an organization for its significant contributions to the health and well-being of LGBT communities in Washington, DC and across the United States. Read More

November 8, 2012

ACRIA, GMHC and SAGE Congratulate Global Fund's New Leader Mark Dybul

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2012 Contact: Dirk McCall, 917-921-8308 Read More

November 7, 2012

Media Advisory: Panel of Chicago Leaders to Highlight Changing Demographics & Needs of Marginalized Elders

The “Chicago Provider Panel on Diversity and Inclusion” will address the growing health and economic needs of underserved older adults, including elders of color and LGBT elders Read More

October 18, 2012

DOMA Found Unconstitutional by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

October 15, 2012

Media Advisory: SAGE Awards and Gala at New York City’s Gotham Hall

SAGE honors Pfizer, New York City Commissioner for the Aging Lilliam Barrios-Paoli and community leader Judith E. Turkel, Esq; hosted by NBC4 New York meteorologist Raphael Miranda. Read More

September 19, 2012

SAGE Applauds Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) for Introducing a Bill that Would Expand Supports to LGBT Older People through the Older Americans Act

Bill includes proposals for specifying LGBT elders as a population in "greatest social need" and permanently establishing the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, among other amendments. Read More

September 7, 2012

SAGE Files a Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Support of Edie Windsor's DOMA Challenge

July 18, 2012

Diverse Elders Coalition Releases Report and News Blog on the Policy Barriers Facing Elders of Color and LGBT Elders

The report, Securing Our Future: Advancing Economic Security for Diverse Elders, is available to download at Read More

July 16, 2012

Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE) Welcomes New Board Member Kevin Williams

Williams, Pfizer’s Senior Director in U.S. Medical Affairs for Rare Disease, brings extensive background in health, HIV and AIDS issues to SAGE’s national Board of Directors. Read More

July 10, 2012

SAGE and HRC Applaud the Obama Administration for Taking Steps to Improve the Health of all Older Americans

The Administration on Aging issues guidance to the Aging Network allowing them to define populations of greatest social need based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Read More

June 28, 2012

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders Applauds the Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act includes several provisions beneficial to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older Americans and their loved ones. Read More

June 28, 2012

LGBT Advocates Celebrate Ruling Upholding Healthcare Reform Law

June 27, 2012

New Research Released to Guide States on Implementing Medicaid Protections for Same-Sex Couples

The research reports, published by The Williams Institute at UCLA, will be used by SAGE to support its Spousal Impoverishment Protections Initiative, which aims to extend these protections to all 50 states. Read More

June 11, 2012

The SAGE Center to Expand Programming for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Elders into all Five Boroughs of New York City

The SAGE Center, in collaboration with the New York City Department for the Aging, will open satellite sites at Bronx Community Pride Center, Unity Fellowship of Christ Church NYC, Queens Center for Gay Seniors and Staten Island LGBT Community Center; SAGE will also deepen its collaboration with New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Read More

June 1, 2012

SAGE and NCTE Release Comprehensive New Resource on Transgender Older Adults

Download Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice Read More

May 3, 2012

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders Congratulates Obama Administration for Hosting the First White House LGBT Conference on Aging

The daylong conference features key Administration officials addressing critical issues related to health, housing and the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Read More

April 25, 2012

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA) to Introduce Social Security Equality Act of 2012 to Ensure Equal Benefits for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults

SAGE Executive Director Michael Adams joins a coalition of other LGBT leaders at a Capitol Hill rally to draw attention to the inequities faced by same-sex couples under current Social Security rules. Read More

April 2, 2012

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Groups Issue Joint Open Letter on the Killing of Trayvon Martin—It Is a "National Call to Action"

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