SAGE’s advocacy impact

When the Trump administration attempted to erase LGBT elders from a
federal aging survey in 2017, SAGE rallied to overturn the proposal.

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PEOPLE MOBILIZED ACROSS THE U.S.

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SOCIAL MEDIA VIEWS AND MEDIA HITS

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SIGNERS FROM EVERY STATE IN THE COUNTRY

Stand with Mary & Bev

  • Mary and Bev were turned away from a senior housing facility in St. Louis
  • 45% of same-sex couples who apply for senior housing in Missouri are discriminated against

Help us fight for the rights of Mary, Bev, and all LGBT elders.

SAGE affiliate SAGE of the Rockies takes part in LGBT advocacy work
Advocate with us where you live

Learn what SAGE is doing to fight for equality in your community and how you can get involved.

Partnering for LGBT older people

Our message of treating LGBT elders with the dignity and respect they deserve is amplified and strengthened by our partnerships and coalitions.

WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 25, 2012: SAGE with the Diverse Elders Coalition hosts a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill. (Photo by ASTRID RIECKEN For SAGE)

Advocacy resources

  • Jenna McDavid, National Managing Coordinator, Diverse Elders Coalition

    As a founding member of the Diverse Elders Coalition, SAGE has ensured that older LGBT people are included in the national conversation around diversity, and that communities acknowledge and affirm their LGBT members.

    — Jenna McDavid, National Managing Coordinator, Diverse Elders Coalition
  • Ellen Ensig-Brodsky, SAGE participant

    “I became an activist in my early forties, when I first came out. And over the years, as I’ve associated with SAGE, I’ve realized—and SAGE realizes—that there can be nothing about us without us.”

    — Ellen Ensig-Brodsky, SAGE participant