2019 is an iconic and historic year for SAGE and the LGBT community as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, known as the birth of the modern LGBT movement.
LGBT elders fought for years for LGBT acceptance before 1969, but Stonewall incited a cultural shift. Although progress has been made for LGBT equality, LGBT elders—the very ones who started the movement and led it through the AIDS crisis and the battle for marriage equality—are still fighting for their right to live their lives openly and with dignity and respect as they age.
Many LGBT elders have told their stories, but there are thousands of untold stories known only to those who lived them. This year, as we celebrate Stonewall 50, SAGE is looking to identify individuals who would like to share their story and participate in a variety of SAGE’s ongoing Stonewall-related media projects throughout the year.
- Did you participate in the 1969 Stonewall uprising?
- Do you know someone who participated?
- Do you want to simply share what Stonewall means to you? (Applies to people of all ages and identities.)
If so, we want to hear from you! Participate in our Stonewall stories project by filling out our form.