Council for Global Equality membership marks SAGE’s latest investment in international work[NEW YORK, NY] – SAGE, the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older people, is proud to announce its membership into the Council for Global Equality (CGE). The Council for Global Equality is a coalition of prominent U.S.-based human rights and LGBTIQ+ advocacy organizations that together encourage a clear U.S. voice for the human rights of LGBTIQ+ communities around the world.
SAGE, being the first CGE member organization focused on LGBTIQ+ aging, aims to make an impact by elevating the issues LGBTIQ+ elders face globally. Around the world, LGBTIQ+ older people suffer widespread violations of their human rights based on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, compounded by the stigma of ageism. While the experiences of LGBTIQ+ aging may differ across geographies, LGBTIQ+ older people commonly encounter discrimination in accessing care, services, and housing, leaving them particularly susceptible to social isolation and economic insecurity.
“The decision to join the Council of Global Equality is a significant milestone for SAGE as we deepen our engagement internationally,” said SAGE’s Director of International Programs, Hannah Yore. “We recognize the critical importance of a united front in advocating for human rights, and through this partnership, we look forward to moving the conversation about LGBTIQ+ aging forward.”
SAGE’s growing international presence supports its overarching commitment to enhancing the quality of life for LGBTIQ+ older persons, wherever they may live. Through initiatives like the LGBTI Elders Advancing Initiative and collaborative research endeavors with partners such as the Williams Institute, as well as participating in global conferences, SAGE strives to address the unique challenges faced by LGBTIQ+ older people on a global scale.
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.
About the Council for Global Equality
The Council for Global Equality is a coalition of prominent U.S.-based human rights and LGBTQI+ advocacy organizations that together encourage a clear U.S. voice for the human rights of LGBTQI+ communities around the world. Learn more at http://globalequality.org/.