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SAGE Metro St. Louis

SAGE Metro St. Louis

4168 Juniata Street
St. Louis, MO 63116
(314) 772-2190

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Sherrill Wayland
Executive Director

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Meal Outings
Food-based Social Events
Holiday Parties
Health Fair for LGBT Older Adults
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Speaker Bureau
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Legal Clinic
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About SAGE Metro St. Louis

SAGE Metro St. Louis strives to enhance the quality of life of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults through service, advocacy and community awareness.

In June of 2008, SAGE Metro St. Louis became the ninth SAGE to incorporate as a nonprofit joining the national SAGENet. In order to end the invisibility of aging and older adults in the LGBT community, SAGE supports local LGBT leadership and older adult advocates as powerful engines for positive change within communities. SAGENet affiliates strengthen local work, increase visibility, and provide a national network of programs and services for LGBT older adults around the country.

Recent Highlights

HUD Housing Grant
The City of St. Louis recently awarded SAGE $30,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist implementation of HUD’s recent landmark ruling called “Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs.” Because of this ruling and the support of the City of St. Louis, LGBT individuals and families finally have fair and equal access to HUD funded programs. This grant has resulted in the first LGBT Older Adult Outreach program in St. Louis, thanks to the full support of Mayor Francis Slay and Alderman Shane Cohn. As part of this program, SAGE will provide training and technical assistance to senior housing providers on how to best serve their LGBT older adult clients. SAGE will also develop an LGBT senior housing resource guide that will promote those housing providers who have adopted LGBT inclusive policies and procedures. In addition, the guide will provide older adults with information regarding their rights to equal housing and how to file complaints should they encounter discrimination.

Read more about this initiative in the Fall 2012 issue of SAGEMatters.

SAGE Metro St. Louis Invited to 2012 White House LGBT Pride Reception
On June 15, 2012, SAGE Metro St. Louis Executive Director and her partner Kim Kopff attended the White House LGBT Pride Reception in Washington, DC. Of the experience, Sherrill wrote: “As many of you know, I had the honor of being invited to attend the LGBT Pride Month Reception at the White House. As my partner Kim and I walked the halls of the White House…, we were both overwhelmed with emotion at times. Not only had we been invited to the White House, but were invited because of the work done toward LGBT equality. When we started SAGE Metro St. Louis in 2008, I never would have dreamed that four years later we would be standing in the White House to hear President Obama honor the work of LGBT advocates from across the United States and celebrate our rich and colorful history during Pride Month.”

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