LGBT elders and older people living with HIV from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C., for SAGE’s first-ever National Day of Advocacy on March 13, 2019.
Under the current administration, LGBT rights are under attack. But we’re fighting back and advocating for change. On March 13, LGBT older adults, older people living with HIV, and their allies will rally together and speak directly to their members of Congress about:
- Including both LGBT older people and older people living with HIV as target populations in the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, which provides funding for programs like Meals on Wheels and others that allow people to age in place.
- Supporting national civil rights legislation to protect LGBT older people and others from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Mandating more federal government engagement and coordinated research on HIV and aging.
SAGE’s National Day of Advocacy will be held in conjunction with our annual SAGENet meeting, when SAGE affiliates from around the nation gather to share ideas and participate in training sessions.
As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and the founding of the modern-day LGBT rights movement, our elders will send a loud and clear message to Congress that we will continue to fight relentlessly until all LGBT elders and older people living with HIV gain the protections they deserve.