Alaska Rainbow Elders 

New name, same support for Alaska's LTGBTQ+ seniors


June 1, 2023 | View PDF

The LGBTQ+ organization, SAGE Alaska, is now Alaska Rainbow Elders, or ARE for short. This change was made at the request of the national organization, SAGE USA, hoping it would encourage all its partners to concentrate on issues unique to their area.

Under the new structure, ARE continues to partner with SAGE USA but will no longer use its name or logo. It will retain access to SAGE USA’s many resources.

Alaska Rainbow Elders was created after using community input to guide the rebranding. ARE joined the national SAGE USA in 2016, having operated locally as A Little Gay A Little Gray for several years.

ARE is a program of Identity, Inc., and provides opportunities for older LGBTQ+ adults to form and strengthen meaningful relationships, identify, and utilize trusted vendors and service providers, find support and encouragement when needed, and learn about valuable resources.

ARE will also provide outreach and education opportunities for health and business partners to understand the experiences and needs of older LGBTQ+ Alaskans.

ARE is helping to build a state where LGBTQ+ Alaskans can grow older with a sense of confidence, safety and community through enduring and meaningful partnerships with constituents, allies, policymakers, businesses and service providers.

For more information, see the Facebook page for Alaska Rainbow Elders, find us on the Identity, Inc. website, or contact us at


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