SAGE To Announce Multi-Pronged National LGBT Older Americans Housing Initiative

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Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE) will hold a panel discussion and media briefing on February 3rd, 2015 to announce plans for a national strategy to address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elder housing needs. The event will include SAGE leadership along with several major partners and will detail a plan to maximize housing opportunities, improve policy and cultural competency and strengthen anti-discrimination protection for older LGBT people.

SAGE To Announce Multi-Pronged National LGBT Older Americans Housing Initiative

Panel discussion and media briefing will include enterprise community partner, help USA, Los Angeles LGBT Center and Equal Rights Center

Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE) will hold a panel discussion and media briefing on February 3rd, 2015 to announce plans for a national strategy to address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elder housing needs. The event will include SAGE leadership along with several major partners and will detail a plan to maximize housing opportunities, improve policy and cultural competency and strengthen anti-discrimination protection for older LGBT people. The event will be accessible via teleconference for those who cannot attend.

Who:

Michael Adams, Executive Director, SAGE (moderator)

Edie Windsor, activist and Supreme Court plaintiff in Windsor v. U.S, the groundbreaking marriage equality decision

Cheryl Gladstone, Program Director, Senior Housing, Enterprise Community Partners Jennifer Ho, Senior Advisor for Housing and Services at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Melissa Rothstein, Deputy Director, Equal Rights Center

David Cleghorn, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, HELP USA

Kathleen Sullivan, Los Angeles LGBT Center Director of Senior Services

Sherrill Wayland, Executive Director, SAGE Metro St. Louis

What: Announcement of unprecedented partnerships and launch of a national, comprehensive LGBT elder housing strategy.

Where:

The SAGE Center Midtown

305 Seventh Avenue, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10001

When: The event will begin promptly at 11am EST.

RSVP: To kgarcia(at)sageusa(dot)org, or request teleconference information if you cannot attend.

About SAGE

SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBT organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. With offices in New York City, Washington, DC and Chicago, SAGE coordinates a growing network of 27 local SAGE affiliates in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Learn more at sageusa.org and lgbtagingcenter.org.

Contact:

Cathy Renna, Target Cue, cathy(at)targetcue(dot)com, 917-757-6123

Kira Garcia, Director of Media Relations and Integrated Marketing

Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), 212-741-2247 x 237, kgarcia(at)sageusa(dot)org

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