The following statement can be attributed to SAGE CEO Michael Adams:
“Consistent with our commitment to gender equity, SAGE stands with those fighting across the country to defend the right to choose. Our community’s elders remind us that many LGBTQ+ people came of age during a time when their most intimate behavior was criminalized, so bodily autonomy has always been core to LGBTQ+ liberation and equality. Our elders also remind us that rights won one day can be lost on another – the fight for our rights does not end. The same forces and ideologies that seek today to deny the right to choose an abortion and the right of transgender youth to exist will tomorrow work to end LGBTQ+ rights to sexual intimacy and marriage. We stand or fall together. SAGE stands in support of the right to choose for women and all people.”
SAGE is the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (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. With staff located across the country, SAGE also coordinates SAGENet, a growing network of affiliates in the United States.