SAGE’s advocacy impact

Highlighting the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising,
LGBT elders and older people living with HIV convened for SAGE’s first-ever National Day of Advocacy.

120

LGBT ELDERS, ALLIES AND ACTIVISTS

75

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THEIR STAFFS

35K+

PEOPLE MOBILIZED ACROSS THE U.S.

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  • SAGE hosted its inaugural National Day of Advocacy in March 2019
  • LGBT elders, allies and activists from across the nation descended upon Washington

Tell your representative to protect the rights of 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