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SAGE Story: Clarissa on Paid Leave
January 27, 2014 10:34 AM PST
Clarissa shares her story. As a working mother, she is the sole breadwinner for her family...and she cannot afford to be sick. Listen to why paid leave is important for her and her family.SAGE Story: A Veteran's Contribution in L.A.
May 23, 2013 10:32 AM PDT
For the past three years, the LA Gay and Lesbian Center has worked closely with the Los Angeles Regional Office of the Veterans Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration to provide cultural competency training to their staff and connect LGBT older adults with military programs and services at the VA. As a result of their groundbreaking work, an 88-year old WWII veteran finally got the help he needed—68 years after he served his country bravely and honorably. Kathleen Sullivan, Director of Seniors Services at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center shares this remarkable story with us in recognition of the contributions of LGBT veterans.
Visit the L.A. Gay & Lesbian's site to learn more about what they do: http://laglc.orgSAGE Story: Imani & Andrea
April 08, 2013 09:07 AM PDT
As part of our marriage equality series, Imani and Andrea (Washington, D.C.) tell us why they met and why it was important for them to get legally married. Listen to their story and check out more at http://sageusa.org/marriageequality.SAGE Story: Evie's Coming Out
March 22, 2013 06:27 AM PDT
Evie, a SAGE constituent, tells the story of coming out and her parents - who survived the Holocaust. "The key message of my childhood-from the day I was born-was that what Hitler did to the Jews, could be done to anybody and I had an obligation to be socially aware of every body in my life. So it came as a shock to me-after having been taught that-at age 23 when I would come out to my mother, she spit on the floor and said 'if Hitler didn't kill me, you will'...It's been 40 years since I came out, and there has been little tolerance in my family about me coming out and the very lesson they ingrained in me, they could not do themselves."SAGE Story: Eleanor Smith
March 04, 2013 01:50 PM PST
Eleanor Smith, founder of Concrete Change and a disability advocate, speaks at the SAGE plenary at the 2013 Creating Change Conference held in Atlanta, GA.SAGE Story: Frances
February 26, 2013 06:16 AM PST
Listen to Frances, a SAGE Story participant, tell us how she survived a stroke with the help of her lover, friends and her own strength. Interviewed by Bryan Pacheco of SAGE.SAGE Story: Richard Rhodes
February 11, 2013 09:08 AM PST
Richard Rhodes, Board Member, Atlanta Prime Timers and Founding Member, SAGE Atlanta, speaks of his activism at the 2013 Creating Change Conference held in Atlanta, GA.SAGE Story: Mary Anne Adams, MSW
February 01, 2013 07:12 AM PST
Mary Anne Adams, MSW, shares her story at the 2013 Creating Change Conference held in Atlanta, GA. She is the Founder/Board Chair, ZAMI NOBLA (National Association of Black Lesbians on Aging); Director, Center for Community Training/Research and Director, Community Engagement/ Outreach, Center for Health Disparities Research (CORE), Georgia State University Institute of Public HealthSAGE Story: Pat Hussain
February 01, 2013 07:10 AM PST
Pat Hussain, Proud grandmother of Premiere and Ka'Juan and Co-Founder of Southerners on New Ground (SONG), tells her story at the 2013 Creating Change Conference in Atlanta, GA.SAGE Story: Charles Stevens
February 01, 2013 07:05 AM PST
Charles Stevens, President, Atlanta Prime Timers and Member, American Veteran’s for Equal Rights (AVER), tells his story at the 2013 Creating Change Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. The mission of SAGE is to lead in addressing issues related to LGBT aging. In partnership with constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years.
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