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Why a White-Led LGBTQ+ Org and a POC-Led Queer Group Are Teaming Up

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SAGE, the world’s oldest and largest LGBTQ+ elder advocacy and services organization, has a white CEO and historically has had predominantly white leadership.

GRIOT Circle, the only staffed organization in the U.S. exclusively focused on LGBTQ+ elders of color, is led by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) leadership and a BIPOC CEO.In our respective work, we constantly see the disparities in resources and outcomes for marginalized groups.

Older adults of color, especially those who are LGBTQ+, are much more likely to live in poverty than straight, cisgender, white older Americans.

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