FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2023
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SAGE Hosts 2023 SAGE Awards & Gala
On Monday, October 16, 2023, SAGE, the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ+) older people, will host its annual SAGE Awards & Gala. The event will spotlight the community and celebrate the generous supporters who fuel SAGE’s tireless advocacy and critical life-saving services, while raising funds through sponsorship and ticket sales. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and attendees, SAGE can ensure LGBTQ+ elders have the support and resources they need to age with the dignity and respect they deserve.
The SAGE Awards & Gala will honor Laurie Peter with the Paula Ettelbrick Community Service Award for her continued support and activism on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams will receive the inaugural John Wright Public Service Award, presented by New York City Council Member Crystal Hudson, and SAGE will recognize JPMorgan Chase with the Jack Watters Corporate Advocacy Award.
Several elected officials will be in attendance, including New York State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal and New York State Senator Cordell Cleare. SAGE will host several special guests, including TV personality and judge of RuPaul’s Drag Race Ross Mathews, and feature a special performance from “MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL” featuring Anthony Wayne as SYLVESTER and a one-night only number from the House of Crotona.
WHEN: Monday, October 16, 2022, 6pm to 10pm
WHERE: Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, New York, NY
- Michael Adams, SAGE CEO
- New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, recipient of the John Wright Public Service Award
- Ross Mathews, Producer/Co-Host for The Drew Barrymore Show and Producer/Judge for RuPaul’s Drag Race
- Laurie Peter, recipient of the Paula Ettelbrick Community Service Award
- JPMorgan Chase, recipient of the Jack Watters Corporate Advocacy Award
- Criss Smith, SAGE Constituent
For more information on the event or the purchase tickets, visit https://give.sageusa.org/event/2023-sage-awards/e488099.
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SAGE is the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ+) older people. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBTQ+ older people and their caregivers. SAGE also advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBTQ+ elders, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBTQ+ community organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging, and cultural competency training through SAGECare. Learn more at sageusa.org.