‘Welcome to Pride’ Resources Help Events Become Age-Friendly for LGBTQ Older Adults

Jun 6, 2019

In celebration and recognition of Pride Month, The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to share a resource from SAGE (Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders) called the “Welcome to Pride” initiative.

SAGE introduced Welcome to Pride Guide last year to promote effective age-friendly features that Pride organizers and elder advocates currently have in place, to share these best practices, and to secure commitments from Pride organizers to maintain or increase the number of age-friendly features of their events.

Created by SAGE with the generous support of AARP, the initiative is a partnership among SAGE, CenterlinkHeritage of PrideInterPride, and The Center for Black Equity. SAGE launched “Welcome to Pride” to share how Pride organizers across the country are making Pride celebrations age-friendly, enabling people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treating everyone with respect.

Also, the publication Next Avenue published the first in a series of articles for Pride Month titled “How to be an LGBTQ Ally.” Stay tuned to their website for more great info.