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.
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.
Michael Nutt Joins the Board of SAGE
Nutt, a Wells Fargo director, brings extensive financial management background to SAGE's national board of directors.
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
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
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.
George Zuber Joins the Board of Directors at SAGE
Jerry Chasen joins SAGE as the new director of legacy planning.
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
SAGE Applauds Passage of ENDA
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.
SAGE Mourns Ever Orozco, 69-Year-Old Man Killed in Anti-LGBT Attack in Jackson Heights, NY
SAGE Applauds Post-DOMA Guidance by HHS that Improves the Well-being of Same-Sex Couples
SAGE Celebrates Supreme Court Decision to Overturn DOMA
National Telephone Discussion Group For LGBT Military Service Veterans Aged 60+
New group to launch in June 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Edie Windsor's DOMA Challenge Taken Up by the Supreme Court
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.
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.
ACRIA, GMHC and SAGE Congratulate Global Fund's New Leader Mark Dybul
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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
DOMA Found Unconstitutional by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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.
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.
SAGE Files a Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Support of Edie Windsor's DOMA Challenge
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 DiverseElders.org.
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.
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.
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.
LGBT Advocates Celebrate Ruling Upholding Healthcare Reform Law
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.
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.
SAGE and NCTE Release Comprehensive New Resource on Transgender Older Adults
Download Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice
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.
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.