SAGE, the U.S.’s biggest and longest running advocacy organization for LGBT elders, is doing a really special, really essential thing on May 18. It’s called SAGE Table and it’s a chance for young queer folks to come together and share a meal with elders from the community. You can be a part of it by either hosting your own table or joining one of the 171 tables already planned around the country. Brunch in Saratoga! Borscht and bread and a fire pit in Anchorage! Potluck dinner in Tallahassee! As the Trump administration seeks to erase LGBT people from two different annual government surveys that determine the needs of older Americans, it’s time for us to reinforce our bonds between generations.
But don’t take my word for it; Whoopi Goldberg, Judith Light, Jane Lynch, Janet Mock, Sarah Paulson, Holland Taylor, and Sia also think you should be a part of this very important thing, too.
We want to shine an extra special light on this event, so if you attend a SAGE Table, we’d love for you to take some photos and write about your experience for an Autostraddle roundtable. Tell us where you shared a meal, what you ate, who you met, tell us what you learned and what we can do to continue to support the LGBT folks who paved the way for us. To participate, email me (heather at autostraddle dot com) by May 25th with the subject SAGE TABLE. I’ll compile our readers’ stories together!
In the meantime, you can team up with SAGE to fight back against Trump’s plan to erase LGBT elders by joining their letter writing campaign.
I can’t wait to hear your stories!