By Jessica Rozycki

SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older people. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older people and their caregivers. SAGE also advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT elders, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT community organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and cultural competency training through SAGECare. With staff located across the country, SAGE also coordinates SAGENet, a growing network of affiliates in the United States. Learn more at

This year, through a series of events, SAGE’s Pride in Place campaign will create opportunities for LGBT elders and allies across the country to both celebrate and honor the LGBT community’s history virtually. Pride in Place will launch with a video storytelling campaign, uplifting LGBT elder voices and showcasing their resilience, strength and knowledge during this particularly difficult moment in history. With LGBT elders at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, SAGE is working to strengthen community bonds for our LGBT elders across the country.

Pride in Place lends itself to a number of interpretations, whether it’s a physical location, a place in life, a place in the community, or a place in the history of the movement. Through storytelling, educational events, and community building opportunities, Pride in Place will highlight the significance of LGBT pioneers whose hard work and passion has led the LGBT movement to where it stands today. Pride in Place affirms that Pride is a state of mind and recognizes that our LGBT community will continue to flourish against all odds. For more information visit