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Press Releases in 2012
December 20, 2012

Timothy J. Atkin Joins the Board of SAGE

Atkin, SRA's Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief of Staff, brings extensive organizational management background to SAGE's national Board of Directors. Read More

December 7, 2012

Edie Windsor's DOMA Challenge Taken Up by the Supreme Court

November 21, 2012

Media Advisory: LGBT Elders to Benefit from Art Auction

Seth Ruggles Hiler, artist and editor-in-chief of Mix Media Arts Journal, to unveil eighteen large-scale oil paintings of LGBT older adults; a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the nonprofit SAGE. Read More

November 9, 2012

SAGE Honored as “Outstanding LGBT Advocacy/Service Organization” by the National Coalition for LGBT Health

The award honors an organization for its significant contributions to the health and well-being of LGBT communities in Washington, DC and across the United States. Read More

November 8, 2012

ACRIA, GMHC and SAGE Congratulate Global Fund's New Leader Mark Dybul

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2012 Contact: Dirk McCall, 917-921-8308 Read More

November 7, 2012

Media Advisory: Panel of Chicago Leaders to Highlight Changing Demographics & Needs of Marginalized Elders

The “Chicago Provider Panel on Diversity and Inclusion” will address the growing health and economic needs of underserved older adults, including elders of color and LGBT elders Read More

October 18, 2012

DOMA Found Unconstitutional by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

October 15, 2012

Media Advisory: SAGE Awards and Gala at New York City’s Gotham Hall

SAGE honors Pfizer, New York City Commissioner for the Aging Lilliam Barrios-Paoli and community leader Judith E. Turkel, Esq; hosted by NBC4 New York meteorologist Raphael Miranda. Read More

September 19, 2012

SAGE Applauds Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) for Introducing a Bill that Would Expand Supports to LGBT Older People through the Older Americans Act

Bill includes proposals for specifying LGBT elders as a population in "greatest social need" and permanently establishing the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, among other amendments. Read More

September 7, 2012

SAGE Files a Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Support of Edie Windsor's DOMA Challenge

July 18, 2012

Diverse Elders Coalition Releases Report and News Blog on the Policy Barriers Facing Elders of Color and LGBT Elders

The report, Securing Our Future: Advancing Economic Security for Diverse Elders, is available to download at Read More

July 16, 2012

Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE) Welcomes New Board Member Kevin Williams

Williams, Pfizer’s Senior Director in U.S. Medical Affairs for Rare Disease, brings extensive background in health, HIV and AIDS issues to SAGE’s national Board of Directors. Read More

July 10, 2012

SAGE and HRC Applaud the Obama Administration for Taking Steps to Improve the Health of all Older Americans

The Administration on Aging issues guidance to the Aging Network allowing them to define populations of greatest social need based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Read More

June 28, 2012

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders Applauds the Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act includes several provisions beneficial to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older Americans and their loved ones. Read More

June 28, 2012

LGBT Advocates Celebrate Ruling Upholding Healthcare Reform Law

June 27, 2012

New Research Released to Guide States on Implementing Medicaid Protections for Same-Sex Couples

The research reports, published by The Williams Institute at UCLA, will be used by SAGE to support its Spousal Impoverishment Protections Initiative, which aims to extend these protections to all 50 states. Read More

June 11, 2012

The SAGE Center to Expand Programming for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Elders into all Five Boroughs of New York City

The SAGE Center, in collaboration with the New York City Department for the Aging, will open satellite sites at Bronx Community Pride Center, Unity Fellowship of Christ Church NYC, Queens Center for Gay Seniors and Staten Island LGBT Community Center; SAGE will also deepen its collaboration with New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Read More

June 1, 2012

SAGE and NCTE Release Comprehensive New Resource on Transgender Older Adults

Download Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice Read More

May 3, 2012

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders Congratulates Obama Administration for Hosting the First White House LGBT Conference on Aging

The daylong conference features key Administration officials addressing critical issues related to health, housing and the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Read More

April 25, 2012

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA) to Introduce Social Security Equality Act of 2012 to Ensure Equal Benefits for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults

SAGE Executive Director Michael Adams joins a coalition of other LGBT leaders at a Capitol Hill rally to draw attention to the inequities faced by same-sex couples under current Social Security rules. Read More

April 2, 2012

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Groups Issue Joint Open Letter on the Killing of Trayvon Martin—It Is a "National Call to Action"

March 1, 2012

SAGE Celebrates the Grand Opening of The SAGE Center, the Country's First Full-Time Innovative Senior Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Elders

The SAGE Center will offer a comprehensive array of services for LGBT older adults living in New York City, and serve as a program model to support LGBT elders nationwide. Read More

February 25, 2012

Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to Receive Excellence in Aging Award from Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

The award, given by SAGE in partnership with The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, honors organizations and individuals committed to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults; award to be presented at the Creating Change conference in Baltimore, Maryland on January 27, 2012. Read More

February 24, 2012

SAGE Welcomes Four New National Partners Serving Communities of Color to Its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

New partners will help ensure that SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging reaches and reflects the diversity of the country’s aging population; the organizations include the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA); National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc. (NCBA); National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA); and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). Read More

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