- Sep 14 2021
- 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
A ZOOM Conversation with SAGE (We’ve Waited Long Enough: Why LGBT Elders Need the Equality Act)
Join us on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm (EDT) for a ZOOM Conversation with SAGE’s Director of Advocacy Aaron Tax, and Grassroots Organizer Emma Bessire.
Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Aaron and Emma will discuss why older LGBTQ people need the Equality Act.
About Aaron Tax
Aaron Tax (pronouns he/him) is the Director of Advocacy for SAGE. He advocates for LGBT-inclusive federal aging policies that account for the unique needs of LGBT older adults. Previously, he was the Legal Director at Service members Legal Defense Network.
About Emma Bessire
Emma (pronouns she/they) is the grassroots organizer for SAGE and works to mobilize SAGE’s constituents, members of the aging network, and other allies to ensure the dignity and respect LGBT older adults across the nation deserve. Their work previously includes organizing at Swing Left, the Center for Popular Democracy, and NARAL.
SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of 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.
Currently, 28 states don’t have any protections from discrimination in place for LGBTQ people. Comprehensive protections from discrimination at the federal level, like the Equality Act, would change that. Join SAGE and the Stonewall Museum and Archives for a town hall discussion on why older LGBTQ people need the Equality Act. If we’re going to make sure that no one can be turned away from long term care, refused at the doctor, or harassed at a senior center, we need your help do it. LGBTQ elders have waited long enough.