LGBT People Of Every Age Deserve A Seat At The Table

Join SAGE Table on May 18.

LGBT seniors face unique struggles in our society—from higher risks of disability, cardiovascular disease, and depression, to social isolation and discrimination in assisted living facilities. Older LGBT adults may also be estranged from their biological families or lack the support system enjoyed by their heterosexual peers.

But the estimated 2.7 million LGBT elders in this country are also active and resilient—and a vital part of our community.

SAGE wants to give older LGBT people a seat at the table—literally. It’s connecting queer seniors and the large LGBT community with SAGE Table, a collection of communal meals taking place all over America on May 18.

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You can offer to host a meal on the SAGE Table website, or simply request to join a meal that’s already in the works, whether its a five-course dinner or a low-key pizza party.

It’s not really the setting or the food that counts: The focus is forming intergenerational bonds and letting older LGBT people know we’ve got their backs, just like they’ve always had ours.

So, who’s sitting at your table?

 

 

Adam Salandra is a writer, performer and host in Los Angeles. When he's not covering the latest in pop culture, you can find him playing with his French Bulldog puppy or hovering over the table of food at any social gathering.
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