• Sarah Jones: Sarah Jones as Lorraine

    Sarah Jones is a hilariously poignant Tony Award winning playwright and performer. This year she brought six guests to share their insights on what it means to be LGBT in today’s world. One guest is Lorraine, an 80-year-old Jewish woman who thought diversity was a university and remembers when a mixed couple was a reformed Jew married to an orthodox Jew.

    Posted 5.12.11
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  • Michael Adams: The Elderly Experience

    As the executive director of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) Michael Adams understands the difficulties LGBT older people face on a daily basis. These difficulties range from economic hardship and increased isolation, to a lack of competent services and healthcare disparities. Michael also knows there’s a transformational opportunity to change outdated policies via the Older Americans Act, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and the collaboration between LGBT nonprofits, straight allies, and individual donors.

    Posted 5.10.11
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  • Sherrill Wayland: The Story of Joe

    Against his will, Joe was moved from Houston, TX where he lived with his partner of 22 years and placed in a nursing home in St. Louis, MO under the name John Doe - so his partner couldn't find him. Her knowledge of the law allowed Sherrill Wayland, Executive Director of SAGE Metro St. Louis, to reunite Joe and his partner while making a new ally at the state attorney general's office. This story is only one example of why organizations like SAGE Metro St. Louis are vital resources for LGBT seniors.

    Posted 5.10.11
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