The following is a guest post by Aaron Tax, Director of Federal Government Relations at SAGE.
President Obama and the First Lady with Tony Schmidt and SAGE Constituent Jerry Hoose
Today is the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. It’s a great day to celebrate the President’s accomplishments from the past four years and to look forward to what we hope will be four more years of progress for LGBT older adults.
As you know, President Obama has done a tremendous amount for all LGBT people during his first term–from signing the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, to issuing a memorandum on hospital visitation (providing for same-sex partner visitation and medical decision-making) and being the first sitting President to come out (so to speak) in support of marriage equality. The list goes on and on.
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Next week from January 23 – 27 marks the 25th annual National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. Held at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, and organized by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Creating Change will welcome over 3,500 people from all walks of life and from across the country to network and strategize on new ways to move the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement forward.
SAGE Executive Director Michael Adams presents the SAGE Award to Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging at Creating Change 2012
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) will once again host the LGBT Elder Day-Long Institute, and other trainings throughout the 5-day conference, to open dialogue and tackle issues faced by LGBT elders.
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When we launched the new SAGEUSA.org last fall, we set out to build an improved online space for anyone seeking information on LGBT aging and the services and programs for LGBT elders offered by SAGE. We included an Issues Section to give concise, detailed facts about the many challenges that LGBT elders face. We made SAGE’s groundbreaking policy reports, videos, and podcasts more readily available with an expanded multimedia library. And we made the site more accessible with a larger default font, text enlarger and a Reading Help page, among many other improvements and updates.
Now, SAGE is thrilled to introduce the newest addition to our website—the SAGE Blog!
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