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11.28.2014
For Immediate Release


January 12, 2009

SAGE Launches New Affiliate Program in Denver

"SAGE of the Rockies" partnership to be announced at Creating Change

[Denver, CO] Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders (SAGE) announced a new affiliate program, SAGE of the Rockies, based in Denver, CO. The program, which is a collaborative effort of SAGE, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Colorado and Gay & Gray in the West, will be announced at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's annual Creating Change conference. SAGE of the Rockies will be the twelfth member to SAGENet, a network of SAGE affiliates around the country.

"We are thrilled to be partnering in the launch SAGE of the Rockies, said Michael Adams, SAGE Executive Director. "Our collaboration with the GLBT Community Center of Colorado, and Gay & Gray in the West to provide services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) elders in the Rocky Mountain region is an exciting new part of the country for SAGE to have a presence. The continuing growth of SAGENet shows us that the LGBT community is turning an increasing awareness of & commitment to aging issues into action, Adams said.

The opportunity of being a SAGE affiliate will help guarantee that we will build our capacity to deliver high quality programs to LGBT elders in the greater Denver area, said ? Carlos Martinez, GLBT Community Center of Colorado Executive Director. The Center already partners regularly with Gay & Gray in the West, a grassroots organization, when putting on conferences, and is the only statewide, nonprofit community center dedicated to providing support and advocacy for Colorado's LGBT population.

The media is invited to attend the SAGENet Caucus at The 21st National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, where SAGENet will welcome its newest affiliate. The annual conference, which attracts over 2,500 participants, will be held in the Rocky Mountain region for the first time.

WHAT: SAGENet Caucus at The 21st National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change

WHERE: The Hyatt Regency, Denver Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202

WHEN: Friday, January 30th, 6:30pm - 7:00pm

For more information, please visit http://www.thetaskforce.org/events/creating_change

This past October, SAGE made the "Top 10 LGBT Rights Moments of 2008" on Change.org, after The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), a national lobbying organization, co-sponsored SAGE's 4th National Conference on LGBT aging. "It's About Time: LGBT Aging in a Changing World, drew over 2,200 LGBT and straight allies from corporate America.


SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) 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 offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. With offices in New York City, Washington, DC and Chicago, SAGE coordinates a growing network of 27 local SAGE affiliates in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Learn more at sageusa.org and lgbtagingcenter.org

About SAGENet SAGENet is a network of SAGE affiliates around the country; each member is independent of the original, New York City-based SAGE.

About The GLBT Community Center of Colorado The mission of The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado is to engage, empower, and enrich the GLBT Community in Colorado. The Center is the only statewide, nonprofit community center dedicated to providing support and advocacy for Colorados gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) population. We serve as a catalyst for community organizing, support services, social activities, and cultural events. For more information, please visit www.glbtcolorado.org.

About Gay & Gray in the West Gay and Gray in the West is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and allies dedicated to combating ageism and homophobia while supporting and facilitating all aspects of our aging through advocacy, education and services. For more information, please visit www.gayandgrayinthewest.org.

Media Inquiries

Kira Garcia
Director of Media Relations & Integrated Marketing
212-741-2247 x237
kgarcia@sageusa.org

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