Become an Affiliate

SAGE is growing its program of local SAGE affiliates through an initiative referred to as SAGENet.

Currently there are 24 SAGE Affiliates across 16 states and the District of Columbia, representing every region of the country. SAGE is working to build a movement to reduce isolation, improve financial security and enhance the quality of life for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) older adults. In Maine, our work with SAGE will aid us in improving the quality of life for LGBT older people in Maine communities.

SAGE Maine at the Portland Pride Festival

Through SAGENet, a Maine SAGE Affiliate will have access to leaders within SAGE and the other affiliates. We will be able to draw on the wisdom of our peers to implement programs and services that address the most urgent issues facing LGBT elders (from unemployment, to housing, to LGBT-affirming healthcare and more) by creating advocacy initiatives where LGBT elders advocate on their own behalf at the local, state, and federal levels.

SAGE Maine has been incorporated in Maine with the assistance of AARP of Maine.

The mission of SAGE is to take the lead in addressing issues related to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) aging. In partnership with its affiliate chapters 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.