Tag Archives: SAGE

HHS Strips LGBT Seniors From Annual Survey

NBC News reports: Advocates are outraged that questions about LGBTQ seniors have suddenly been removed from an annual survey that determines services for elderly Americans. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) uses the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP) to decide how to allocate federal funding to groups that work with the elderly. For years, LGBTQ ...

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SAGE Partners With NPR’s Storycorps

Via press release: SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and the renowned oral history organization, StoryCorps, are proud to announce a new partnership that will help identify stories from LGBT older people around the country for StoryCorps’ “OutLoud” initiative, which is dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing LGBTQ stories from across America. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission ...

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At The 2012 Toys Party In Chelsea

Above is the ten-foot-high mountain of toys I encountered at last night’s Toys Party, the 27th annual holiday event at Chelsea Piers which raises money for SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay Elders).  The event always sells out and the well-dressed crowd of over 2300 was already in a  block-long line when I arrived.  I didn’t get a lot of ...

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December 2nd: NYC Toys Party

Even though the room capacity is over 2000, this event sells out instantaneously every year. Which is why I’ve never been.

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In The Life On Safe Spaces For America’s Gay Seniors

In The Life looks into the state of being old and gay in modern America. Where do you see yourself spending your golden years? According to The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, over 3 million LBGT people are over age 65. While seniors are protected against age-based discrimination by The Older Americans Act, the lack of LGBT specific protections ...

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Gay Seniors Program Gets Federal Grant

The Chicago chapter of SAGE has been awarded $475K for program services by the federal government. The program, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, or SAGE, is part of the Center on Halsted, a gay and lesbian community center in Lakeview, and was profiled by the Tribune last June. Its director, Serena Worthington, said the $475,000 grant from the U.S. ...

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Gay Seniors Face Loneliness,
Unique Health Challenges

From Newsweek: Gerontologists haven’t traditionally viewed sexual orientation as relevant to their work—and, according to a study by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, most national health surveys of elderly citizens fail to assess sexual orientation. But gay seniors confront unique challenges: they’re twice as likely as straights to live alone, and 10 times less likely to have a ...

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June 1970: The Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day March

Richard Davis at the NYC Gay & Lesbian Community Center sends us this wonderful clip about the very first gay pride march in June 1970: The Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day March. Watch members of SAGE reminisce. It’s lovely. Watch the entire show here. Tomorrow night the SAGE members featured in this clip will appear on a panel to discuss ...

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Longtime Pozzers Face Senior Years With Lengthy List Of Debilitating Illnesses

As more people living with HIV/AIDS move into their senior years, the toll of the medications and unforeseen damage from the virus is beginning to surface. Today the New York Times has published a grim article depicting life for some long-term AIDS survivors. This should be required reading for young gay men who think that seroconverting merely means a lifetime ...

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$500K Grant For LGBT Senior Advocacy

SAGE (Service and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force have received a $500,00 grant from the Arcus Gay & Lesbian Fund to support advocacy for LGBT seniors. “As the one organization that focuses on the full gamut of LGBT aging issues both locally and nationally, SAGE is thrilled to partner with the Task Force ...

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Growing Movement For Gay Seniors

A front-page story in today’s NY Times discusses the growing support movement for elderly LGBT Americans. Even now, at 81 and with her memory beginning to fade, Gloria Donadello recalls her painful brush with bigotry at an assisted-living center in Santa Fe, N.M. Sitting with those she considered friends, “people were laughing and making certain kinds of comments, and I ...

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