SAGE -- Services
and Advocacy for GLBT Elders -- was granted $100,000
over two years from the David Bohnett Foundation on Tuesday.
"This grant from
the David Bohnett Foundation is a very important step
forward for SAGE and the LGBT aging field because it will
fund critical new advocacy efforts on behalf of LGBT
seniors all across the country," said Michael Adams,
SAGE's executive director in a press release. "We're
very grateful that the Bohnett Foundation has
recognized that the time has come for the LGBT community to
start paying attention to the needs of our pioneering
The new grant
will fund sessions on advocacy issues at "It's About
Time: LGBT Aging in a Changing World," SAGE's fourth
national conference on LGBT aging, sponsored by AARP.
The conference will focus on the formation of a new
national advocacy initiative designed to eliminate
discrimination against LGBT seniors in government policies
The event will be
held this year in New York City, October 12-14.
SAGE is the
world's oldest and largest nonprofit agency dedicated to
serving and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
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