Gay Polo League Donates $20k to SAGE!
Each year, long-time supporter of SAGE, the International Gay Polo League (GPL) hosts GPL Polotini Presents WIGSTOCK!, a fundraiser for an LGBT charity. This year, GPL partnered with SAGE to raise money for SAGEConnect, our newest program that aims to minimize the emotional toll on LGBT elders due to the COVID-19 pandemic and enable them to stay engaged, make connections and receive the help they need. In addition to the outstanding $10,000 GPL raised this year, their fundraising efforts were matched dollar-for-dollar by GPL’s sponsor Cherry Knoll Farm, bringing their total to $20,000 donated to SAGE! We want to extend a major thank you to GPL for their continued dedication to supporting our LGBT pioneers, and are especially grateful that these efforts have continued during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is because of generous support from GPL and Cherry Knoll Farm that we are able to uplift and celebrate the LGBT pioneers who have been on the front lines of this fight for decades. From the brave trans people of color who set this movement into motion at Stonewall, to all the fierce elders who have continued to use their voices in the years since, this contribution from GPL and Cherry Knoll Farm will allow LGBT elders to access the services, care, and community support they deserve, while reminding everyone that LGBT elders refuse to be invisible.