SAGE, the Utah Pride Center’s group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people ages 50 and over, has announced its first social event and its plans for the Utah Pride Festival.
On May 21, the group — whose name stands for Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders — will hold its first “go-together.” This will be a night out at Gallery Stroll, with dinner at a nearby restaurant following. Interested SAGE members and their partners, friends and loved ones should meet at Phillips Gallery, 444 E. 200 South, at 6 p.m. The event will last until 9.
“We’re going to try and institute those a little more often,” said Jennifer Nuttall, the Center’s Adult Programs Director. “The go-togethers are good for going out and doing fun things if you don’t have a natural community to do that with.”
As the weather improves, Nuttall said that SAGE will do more “fun, summery-type things,” such as attending baseball games for their monthly outings.
SAGE will also have a presence once again at the Utah Pride Festival. Its booth will offer free health screenings and information about the group’s summer and autumn events — as well as a place to escape the hot summer sun. The booth will also house a survey for community members 50 and over, to help the Center get in touch with these adults and better determine their needs.
“This year will be exciting because SAGE is going to walk in the parade for the first time, which does a lot for visibility,” added Nuttall.
For more information about marching in the parade, call Tracie at 801-521-3191. To volunteer to work at the SAGE booth, visit utahpridefestival.org and fill out a volunteer application (be sure to check “SAGE” in the zone area). Marchers need to have submitted information by the end of April so that the center can order T-shirts for the group.