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SERVICES & ADVOCACY FOR GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER ELDERS INC. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/26/2014: SERVICES & ADVOCACY FOR GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER ELDERS INC.

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Also Known As: SAGE
Physical Address: New York, NY 10001 6152
EIN: 13-2947657
Web URL: www.sageusa.org 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P81 Senior Centers/Services
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R26 Lesbian/Gay Rights
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R25 Seniors' Rights
Year Founded: 1978 
Ruling Year: 1978 
How This Organization Is Funded: Contributions: Individuals & Foundations - $4,268,063
Government Grants and Contracts - $3,656,228
Special Events (Net) - $711,476


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Mission Statement

The mission of SAGE is to lead in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years. - See more at: http://sageusa.org/about/index.cfm#sthash.lgSX9W4e.dpuf

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Mr. Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the Executive Director of SAGE – Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders. SAGE is the oldest and largest organization in the country dedicated to transforming the LGBT aging experience. In partnership with SAGE affiliates countrywide, SAGE serves countless LGBT older people nationally via technical assistance, trainings and services as well as advocacy at every level of government. In 2009, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services selected SAGE to establish and run the country's first and only National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. Prior to joining SAGE, Michael was the Director of Education and Public Affairs for Lambda Legal. Prior to that, Michael spent a decade leading cutting-edge litigation that established new rights for LGBT people, first as Associate Director of the ACLU's Lesbian and Gay Rights Project, and then as Deputy Legal Director at Lambda Legal. A graduate of Stanford Law School and Harvard College, Michael has authored numerous publications on an array of LGBT issues. He has taught law school courses on sexual orientation and gender identity and has served on advisory councils for AARP, the American Society on Aging, and the New York City Department for the Aging among others. Michael has discussed and debated LGBT issues on hundreds of media programs, including Larry King Live, The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, and NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has twice been named one of the "100 most influential gay men and lesbians" by Out Magazine.

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Budget:
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Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Gays/Lesbians
Male Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Female Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program Description:

SAGE’s Social Services Program currently offers counseling, case management, and other services to both LGBT adults 60+ (50+ for those living with HIV) and their caregivers. Because LGBT older adults are far less likely to reach out to mainstream providers, SAGE has developed a comprehensive net of concrete service, caregiving, and psychodynamic approaches that are LGBT- and aging-specific. Utilizing an asset-based approach that seeks to maximize the independence of its constituents, SAGE’s Social Services engage the full range of its New York City constituency, from underserved elderly people dealing with late life issues (e.g., SAGE’s Telephonic Support Program for homebound older adults) to boomers planning for their future care.

Program Long-Term Success:

To provide social serices for elderly LGBT individuals, who have been a traditionally underserved part of the overall elderly population.

Program Short-Term Success:

Program Success Monitored by:

As part of SAGE’s new Business Plan, SAGE developed Success Criteria that provides eight different metrics to measure SAGE performance and outcomes: The eight metrics of the SAGE Success Criteria include:

Program Success Examples:

In 2009: More than 2,000 LGBT older adults throughout New York City took advantage of SAGE’s comprehensive spectrum of activities, groups and other community services. More than 500 LGBT older people in New York City reached out to SAGE to draw on the supports offered through SAGE’s broad range of programs. Among others, these programs include counseling and application assistance with public benefits such as Social Security and Medicare, crisis intervention, counseling, caregiver respite, services for homebound LGBT older adults, and a wide range of services for LGBT older people with HIV. In conjunction with National Healthcare Decisions Day, SAGE coordinated a series of life planning clinics for LGBT older adults in New York City, providing free assistance on issues such as life planning, estate planning, domestic partnership, landlord/ tenant issues and more. More than 30 representatives from eight of New York City’s top law firms volunteered their time for these clinics, supporting approximately 120 LGBT elders. “I was overwhelmed by the number of members of the legal community who selflessly donated their time, knowledge and experience to SAGE constituents,” said Tom Sciacca, Esq, Caraway & Sciacca LLP.

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Budget:
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Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Gays/Lesbians
Male Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Female Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program Description:

SAGE’s Community Services program currently provides a wide variety of life enrichment and social activities for LGBT older adults, ranging from arts and culture programming to social and wellness activities. SAGE’s holistic program model places particular emphasis on peer interaction to maximize constituent engagement, combat isolation, and enhance support networks. SAGE encourages constituent engagement at all levels; most of SAGE’s Community Services programs are facilitated or led by volunteers or by the participants themselves.

Program Long-Term Success:

Improve the quality of living for the program's targets by increasing peer interaction, aid in combating isolation, and enhancing their social networks.

Program Short-Term Success:

Program Success Monitored by:

As part of SAGE’s new Business Plan, SAGE developed Success Criteria that provides eight different metrics to measure SAGE performance and outcomes: The eight metrics of the SAGE Success Criteria include:

Program Success Examples:

In 2009: SAGE Harlem opened its own space in Harlem’s historic Theresa Hotel (a New York City landmark), strengthening SAGE’s responsiveness to communities of color by ensuring that LGBT elders of color in Harlem can benefit from culturally and linguistically appropriate services. With support from local and state elected officials, the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and partnerships across various community-based groups in Harlem, SAGE Harlem provided services and held programs for approximately 750 English speaking and Spanish-speaking LGBT elders throughout the community. SAGE significantly broadened its programming for older women, adding more than 13 discussion groups, workshops and celebrations. Among SAGE offerings are a lesbian literature group, a Hispanic women’s group (held in both English and Spanish), a “baby boomers” group for women ages 40-60 to help address the generational aspects of aging, a “women’s salon” that provides arts and culture programming, and various social activities to bring older women together.

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Budget:
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Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:
Gays/Lesbians
Female Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Male Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program Description:

SAGE’s extensive delivery of local services in New York City gives the organization an unparalleled degree of expertise, which it leverages to advance two goals: supporting the growth of programs for LGBT older adults and increasing LGBT cultural competency in senior-serving settings across the country. SAGE does this through training and technical assistance programs. Currently, SAGE offers a series of such programs that provide concrete information and tangible opportunities to shift agency and personal culture. The information and opportunities serve to improve the quality of service offered and change an agency’s environment so that LGBT older adults receive culturally competent and welcoming service delivery.

Program Long-Term Success:

The goal of this program is to provide education for other senior-serving organizations so that they may better tend to the needs of LGBT clients.

Program Short-Term Success:

Program Success Monitored by:

As part of SAGE’s new Business Plan, SAGE developed Success Criteria that provides eight different metrics to measure SAGE performance and outcomes: The eight metrics of the SAGE Success Criteria include:

Program Success Examples:

In 2009: SAGE led a partnership of 10 diverse organizations from across the country in submitting a joint proposal to establish the country’s first, federally-funded National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. This center will provide technical assistance, training, and a variety of online resources to support mainstream aging providers and LGBT organizations in effectively addressing the needs of LGBT elders. The center will also be a powerful resource of information for LGBT older people.

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Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:
Gays/Lesbians
Female Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Male Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program Description:

Many of the challenges unique to LGBT older adults can be remediated systematically through effective advocacy to achieve change in public policies on aging. At the federal, state and local level SAGE provides a leading voice to advocate for LGBT older adults and policies that positively impact the lives of all LGBT older adults. Providing leadership to SAGENet (SAGE’s network of 15 independent affiliates across the country) and the National LGBT Aging Roundtable, SAGE works to develop a national LGBT aging advocacy network.

Program Long-Term Success:

The advocacy program's goal is to enact change in public policy (at the local, state, and federal levels) to better address the specific needs and challenges of the LGBT elderly.

Program Short-Term Success:

At the federal level, SAGE is currently advocating: Inclusion of LGBT people as a "vulnerable senior constituency and identity" and those with "greatest social need" as states and area agencies on aging develop their planning and social service delivery systems, as mandated by the Older Americans Act. Identifying federal funding opportunities that can be targeted to programs that specifically serve LGBT older people. Including sexual orientation and gender identity categories as a designated and mandated component of federally funded aging research and data collection. Allowing for Medicaid exemptions to apply to same-sex partners. Expanding social security to include LGBT same sex partners in accessing survivor benefits and spousal enhancement benefits

Program Success Monitored by:

As part of SAGE’s new Business Plan, SAGE developed Success Criteria that provides eight different metrics to measure SAGE performance and outcomes: The eight metrics of the SAGE Success Criteria include:

Program Success Examples:

SAGE expanded its SAGENet program from 9 to 15 SAGE affiliates, significantly strengthening our national landscape of organizational advocates.  As part of its SAGE Advocates program to build the capacity of LGBT older adults to act as change agents, SAGE convened 14 LGBT elders from across New York City, developing their advocacy skills and engaging them in the policy process at the city and state levels. SAGE worked with its affiliates throughout New York State, and through its role as co-chair for the Senior Issues Committee (for the New York State LGBT Health and Human Services Network, facilitated by the Empire State Pride Agenda), to secure letters of support for funding a statewide training initiative that would support mainstream service providers in better addressing hundreds of thousands of LGBT older adults across the state.

Program: SAGE CAP (Caring and Preparing) (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Gays/Lesbians
Female Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Male Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Program Description:

SAGE CAP (Caring and Preparing) is a multi-component caregiver program that provides education, assistance, support, and aging planning to the growing numbers of LGBT caregivers and those caring for LGBT older adults. This multi-staged program will not only aid caregivers in the provision of care (respite, counseling), but also utilize education and programming to assist them in planning for their own aging. The program, partially funded by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, will be available locally in New York City and nationally through an online LGBT Caregiver Support Center. The SAGE CAP program is the first of several SAGE programs aimed at the developing needs of the Baby Boomer generation.

Program Long-Term Success:

The goal of this program is to provide education and aid to LGBT caregivers and those caring for LGBT older adults.

Program Short-Term Success:

Program Success Monitored by:

As part of SAGE’s new Business Plan, SAGE developed Success Criteria that provides eight different metrics to measure SAGE performance and outcomes: The eight metrics of the SAGE Success Criteria include:

Program Success Examples:

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Since our inception, SAGE has pioneered numerous programs and services for older adults in the LGBT community. Countless organizations across the U.S., including our 15 independent SAGE affiliates, have turned to SAGE for technical assistance in developing programs for LGBT older people in their communities. SAGE’s service innovations include: The nation’s first Friendly Visiting program for homebound and frail LGBT elders The nation’s first LGBT Older Adult Drop-In Center (now “SAGE at the Center”) The country’s first support group for LGBT older adults with HIV The nation’s first municipally-funded caregiver respite program for LGBT older adults SAGE works closely with hundreds of community-based organizations serving and advocating on behalf of older, LGBT, women’s and AIDS-affected communities to provide the most comprehensive service plan and model possible. No other organization in New York City provides the comprehensive range of programs and services offered by SAGE on a city-wide basis.

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Evidence of Impact

Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders (SAGE) combines advocacy and direct service to serve the needs of the LGBT senior community. The overlapping identities of LGBT elders can be marginalizing as well as mentally and physically unsafe. SAGE has uses their political savvy to make elder issues more visible and to spark meaningful action on both a federal and local level. SAGE has spread the impact of its work through inspiring organizations to take up similar work. Likewise, SAGE affiliate organizations have began to replicate nationally.

Major Sector Influence
SAGE's impact has been the release of three major and influential policy reports on LGBT aging issues over the past five years. They received the first federally funded National Center For Technical Assistance In LGBT Aging grant from HRSA and implemented it. They started the first model publicly funded LGBT Senior Center in NYC and in the country; national leader on LGBT aging policies, programs and best practices. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Their impact is evident in the significant advancement of LGBT aging and care giving issues through policy, programming, and development of stronger networks. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE has done an extraordinary job of increasing the level, variety, and quality of services provided to LGBT New Yorkers. It has also become the leading voice of advocacy on behalf of older LGBT Americans. Foundation Professional
SAGE has had a significant impact both as a local, New York area agency serving older adults, but also on a national level with respect to policy and advancing the interests of older LGBT people within the mainstream of aging services. SAGE has successfully developed the enormously important National Resource Center for LGBT Aging with funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services, and did this by successfully mobilizing broad participation in the aging field, both from other LGBT-specific organizations and from more broad-based organizations such as American Society on Aging (ASA), National Council on Aging (NCOA), and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A). SAGE has also recently spearheaded a new coalition, the Diverse Elders Coalition, to help create links between organizations serving people of color communities and the LGBT community. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE has brought significant attention to LGBT aging issues and received the first national grant to operate a national LGBT aging resource center through HHS. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE has done a great job of raising awareness of the issues facing LGBT seniors through publications on specific issues as well as through extensive public education and earned media. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE is without a doubt the leader in addressing LGBT aging issues. It has not only piloted important new projects like the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and the first LGBT senior center, but it has forged important new coalitions, single-handedly positioning LGBT elders as firmly within the framework of "ethnic elders," giving us clout and allies we've never before had. They have also partnered with many other leading LGBT institutions, helping them have a stake in LGBT aging as well. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE has moved the US Administration on Aging and the Leadership Conference on Aging organizations to make LGBT issues a priority and take concrete actions such as pressing for explicitly LGBT-inclusive provisions in Older Americans Act reauthorization and creating a federal LGBT training video for long-term care providers. Their National Resource Center has provided training to scores of service providers around the country. The rapidly expanding network of SAGEnet affiliates is remarkable in itself. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE has been the unique leader in bringing attention to the invisible needs of the LGBT senior community. They have brought about profound change in policy, service, and training arenas, allowing the ever-growing number of elders to retire and enter their final years with dignity, safety, and support. Foundation Professional
Focus on Senior LGBT Population
They are responsible for direct action and traction on issues related to LGBT aging. Documented efficacy with grantwriting into EOHHS. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Their impact can be seen in thier significant volume and quality of direct services. They opened the first LGBT elder community center in nation and were a first partner in the national LGBT elder resource center via US HHS. They have had a significant public policy impact on federal-level policies impacting LGBT elders. Foundation Professional
Their impact can be seen in the opening of the first ever senior center for LGBT seniors. They are raising the visibility of LGBT aging issues with the federal administration and assuring the fiscal management of the organization, which includes buying a new building. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE has done an incredible job in building an agenda for improving the lives of LGBT elders that is broad-reaching and diverse. Additionally, SAGE has executed a number of these agenda items, including launching a resource center, increasing direct service to LGBT older adults, and effectively advocating for the inclusion of LGBT people in broader conversations about older adults in the US. Researcher and Faculty
SAGE has helped prompt the federal government to pay attention to the needs of aging LGBT people; it has created a resource center for seniors in NYC. The organization has created a network of SAGE-affiliated organizations in other parts of the country; and it has initiated deep connections and collaborations with other advocates for the aging. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE has a unique mission to meet the social and advocacy needs of LGBT senior citizens. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Modeling & Replicating
One indicator of their impact is the fact that mainstream aging groups are increasingly adopting LGBT issues in their work and agendas due to SAGE's advocacy and education. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE affiliate agencies are being created nationwide to support the needs of LGBT elders. They provide technical assistance for starting SAGE programs and are seen as thought leaders in terms of LGBT elder care. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Organizational Strengths

Several experts noted that Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Elders (SAGE)has excellent leadership. The Executive Director, management team, and Board of Directors all play an important role in shaping the organization’s very clear vision and strategy. Likewise, the work of SAGE’s highly dedicated and thoughtful staff members helps SAGE greatly. SAGE does an excellent job collaborating with a variety of organizations to address issues.

Excellent Leadership
The SAGE Board and Executive Management team, under the highly competent and visionary leadership of its Executive Director Michael Adams, work cooperatively and effectively as a team to address priority areas of need, to utilize data and evidence to inform their direction and decisions, to make the best use of available resources, and to ensure that the funds they raise and the programs they develop reach the constituents they serve directly in 19 cities and towns across the country. They are innovators: the first publicly funded LGBT Senior Center; first National Technical Assistance Center on LGBT aging, etc. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Their managers are responsive and educated. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Leadership has transformed the organization over the past 5 years from a local to a national impact. Marketing and visibility high and consistent with what they are able to deliver. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They have strong leadership and fundraising. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Their strengths are leadership, vision, operations, and their model integrates both service and public policy. Foundation Professional
The Executive Director is a strategic leader who has been able to turn an organization that was lacking infrastructure and clear fiscal management into one that has a high national profile, respected programming, and solid infrastructure and financial health. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Michael Adams, SAGE’s Executive Director, is extraordinary as a CEO who has taken a struggling organization and put it firmly back on sound financial footing. SAGE has developed a series of program services that are tailored to the varied needs of LGBT New Yorkers. Foundation Professional
Great Staff
The leadership and staff at SAGE are dedicated, thoughtful, and impactful. Researcher and Faculty
SAGE has a highly capable staff. From program delivery to fiscal management, communications and advocacy, their organizational performance standards are very high. Nonprofit Senior Staff
High Potential
SAGE’s brand and potential for growth is strong. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Strong Networking and Collaboration
They have a large, functioning network of SAGEnet local and regional chapters to connect the national organization and focus to that of the local communities across the country. Collaborative in its approach to addressing the issues. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE has a great Executive Director and does an excellent job collaborating with other gay and non-gay organizations. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE hired the first full-time lobbyist for LGBT issues in Washington, vastly increasing their visibility and clout. As noted above, leadership is visionary and collaborative. Wherever possible, SAGE works to bring other agencies forward as well, sponsoring SAGE-NET and the Aging Roundtable, both of which exist to network and bring resources to allied LGBT aging organizations. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Strong Programming
They have strong local programs that connect them with the real needs of older LGBT people in everyday life, and have developed strong ties with the national aging advocacy movement as well, putting LGBT issues squarely on the national aging agenda. Their National Resource Center has produced lots of quality, accessible resources for service providers. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Strong Reputation
SAGE has been a leader among LGBT organizations (prompting us to focus more on the needs of LGBT elders), and among advocates for the aging (prompting them to focus more on the needs of LGBT elders as well). SAGE has also proved quite adept at fundraising. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE has stayed true to their mission through the years and continues to do the work it does best, and because of their strong reputation, they have been able to build more relationships with mainstream providers that will be instrumental in addressing the shifting needs of this population. Foundation Professional

Areas for Improvement

Many experts would like to see Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Elders (SAGE) become more clear on the scope of their work. At times SAGE can straddle local, regional, and national in complicated ways. Likewise they could better define their balance between direct service and advocacy and policy issues. SAGE may also want to consider expanding their policy agenda to include national legislation, social security, and health insurance issues. One expert suggested that SAGE engage more young LGBT individuals as allies. The organization may also consider improving staff retention and diversifying their funding.

Clarify Scope
They need some strategic planning to determine priorities locally versus nationally and how to acquire additional funding resources and then the best way to allocate for sustainability; they need to determine if they should be investing in licensure to be able to be reimbursable, as grant funding is diminishing for service provision and being part of a reimbursable integrated system of care is coming with healthcare reform. Nonprofit Senior Staff
I am looking for SAGE to grow as a national presence. Also, like every organization, SAGE could expand its funding base. Foundation Professional
Although New York is a major city and organizations that have local roots there frequently develop national significance the way SAGE has done, I think at some point SAGE will have to decide if it is a national organization or a local one with national aspirations, because there are some things it makes sense for a national organization to do that aren't appropriate for a local or regional organization, and vice versa. Moreover, SAGE's work as a community-based aging organization would be difficult to replicate nationally, whereas their work as a policy development, advocacy, education, and coalition-building organization have organic and apparent growth paths on a national scale. Trying to run a senior center in one city and mobilize a national movement may not be the most efficient organizational strategy. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They could work to better articulate its balance between direct service and advocacy and policy issues. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Improve Staff Retention
They could improve on their marketing and staff retention. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Diversify Funding
They could benefit from even greater diversity in their funding base. I would also like to see even deeper policy capacity at the city, state, and federal levels. Foundation Professional
Engage Young Allies
Younger LGBT people need to be engaged to help SAGE accomplish its goals of ensuring that LGBT older adults remain a valued part of the LGBT community. Researcher and Faculty
Expand Policy Agenda
I would like to see them improve their efforts to get LGBT-specific language written into broader aging legislation at the national level. They could also speak out more on important issues of concern to LGBT elders, such as social security and health insurance. They could collaborate more transparently with major national aging organizations such as AARP. Nonprofit Senior Staff
SAGE's policy work outside of New York and their work on the federal Older Americans Act has been modest, despite the resources and connections they bring to the table. The organization has not yet succeeded in bringing forward many older trans community voices or in creating concrete resources or interventions focused on transgender people—though a recent report co-authored with NCTE is an important step. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Broaden Perspective
Because SAGE is located in the largest LGBT community in the nation, it is sometimes out of touch with the reality of those of us who live where LGBT-only services are not possible. I'm not sure how this could be fixed, unless it sponsored a program that specifically focused on this issue. I also wish SAGE would collaborate more on transgender issues. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Improve Marketing & Communication
SAGE needs to expand the community's understanding of the depth of their work. Foundation Professional
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