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For Immediate Release


February 22, 2017

Our LGBT Community is an Intergenerational Community

Any attack on the young affects us all

[New York, NY] SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) stands against the Trump Administration's repeal the Department of Education’s Title IX guidance advising federally-funded educational institutions on respecting students’ gender identity.  The LGBT community is an intergenerational community. Attacks on the young affect us all.  Elders stand with young people in opposition to federally-endorsed discrimination.  Restrictions on access to education harm people of all ages, including older people, especially given the rapidly growing numbers of older Americans seeking to continue their education later in life.  Today’s action signals the Administration’s willingness to attack clear legal precedent protecting transgender people not only in education, but also in housing and healthcare.  And it sends a harmful and stigmatizing message to trans people of all ages.  Whether it’s housing, healthcare, or education, we should be reducing barriers for transgender people, not erecting new ones.  

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people. SAGE also offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and cultural competence training through SAGECare. With staff in New York City, Washington, DC and Chicago, SAGE coordinates a growing network of affiliates across the country. Learn more at sageusa.org.

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Christina DaCosta
Assistant Director of Communications
917-553-3328
cdacosta@sageusa.org

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