Latina young woman and older white woman discussing aging at a SAGE event in Miami


Join SAGE in Chicago to discuss “Biblical Marriage,” fair housing, and LGBT equality

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

SAGE and NCLR to host two panels in Chicago


Mary Walsh and Bev Nance wanted to age together like any other married couple—but they were turned away by a senior housing facility in their hometown of St. Louis because their marriage didn’t fit the housing facility’s “Biblical definition.” In yet another example of how our LGBT elders have and are pioneering a better future for all of us, Mary and Bev are fighting back. They have filed a lawsuit against Friendship Village Sunset Hills and are ably represented by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the ACLU of Missouri, and Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC.

Given the urgency of this lawsuit, SAGE and the NCLR have joined forces to convene two briefings for community members and housing providers in Chicago on November 14, 2018. One will be held on the Southside at 2pm and one on the Northside at 6pm.

The panels will feature local and national experts discussing why LGBT people should be concerned about discrimination by eldercare and housing providers, and what the legal responsibilities are for housing providers vis-à-vis LGBT individuals and couples.

We look forward to joining you in this important conversation!


Session 1: Afternoon (Southside)
Wednesday, November 14, 2pm to 4pm
Affinity Community Services
2850 S Wabash Ave #108, Chicago, IL 60616

Session 2: Evening (Northside)
Wednesday, November 14, 6pm to 8pm
Howard Brown Health Center Atrium
6500 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626

Flyer for SAGE Housing Denied panel event

SAGE Event

November 14, 2018

Southside: Afternoon (2pm to 4pm)
Affinity Community Services
2850 S Wabash Ave #108

Northside: Evening (6pm to 8pm)
Howard Brown Health Center Atrium
6500 N Clark St

Thank you to our hosts, Affinity Community Services and Howard Brown Health Center!