This article originally appeared on the SAGE blog.
SAGE is proud to introduce #PrideInPlace, our virtual Pride campaign for 2020. Pride in Place is a way to celebrate Pride and the 50th anniversary of our country’s first Pride March wherever you are, whether it’s a physical location, your place in life, your place in the community, or your place in the history of the movement. This is an affirmation – no matter where you are or what is going on in the world, pride is a state of mind, and will continue to flourish against all odds.
- View our Pride in Place social media toolkit
- Learn how to host a virtual SAGE Table
- Download these custom #PrideInPlace Zoom backgrounds!
We invite you to join us in celebrating our LGBT elders and our community’s rich history of resilience!
- Showcase our community’s vibrant, fabulous diversity by sharing your #PrideInPlace story. In your own words, tell us what Pride in Place means to you and what you’re doing to celebrate this month. Watch SAGE’s CEO, Michael Adams, to see how it’s done, then respond to his video with one of your own!
- Have more to say? Let us know on social by using the #PrideInPlace hashtag (don’t forget to tag @sageusa!). If you’re looking for inspiration, take a look at our Pride in Place social media toolkit.
- Meet others in the LGBT community and make connections through our virtual Pride programming! SAGE seeks to provide a positive space for LGBT elders and allies to both celebrate and honor our community’s history – both virtually and telephonically. The calendar will be regularly updated with new events, so be sure to check back throughout the month of June.
Calendar of Events:
SAGE joins the Poor People’s Campaign virtual march
Saturday, June 20
SAGE is a proud participant of the The Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington. On June 20th, the Poor People’s Campaign will hold the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation’s history.
Day of Remembrance for those lost to COVID-19
Wednesday, June 24
Stay tuned for more details!
Pride Poetry Workshop
Thursday, June 25 | 3 to 4:30 pm ET
During this workshop series, we will read and discuss poems by different LGBTQ+ writers and explore the theme of “Pride” through our own writing in various styles of poetry. There will be opportunities to share and get feedback from the group, and participants can attend just one or multiple workshops. This is the third in a 3 part series reoccurring every Thursday of June that will culminate in a live “Poems of Pride” poetry reading on Thursday, June 25th from 5-6 pm.
NYC Pride Virtual Rally
Friday, June 26 | 5 to 8 pm ET
Hosted by trans journalist Ashlee Marie Preston and trans actor Brian Michael Smith, join community activists, organizers, politicians and more as we take a stand against police brutality and discrimination. Show up in force as a community to change the future and make your voice heard in this re-imagined Rally experience.
50 Years Since First Pride March
Sunday, June 28
Stay tuned for more details!
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Diverse Elders Coalition.