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Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in later life

There’s a real diversity of people within the LGBT community and this of course includes older people. At Age UK we think this is something to be celebrated. Whether you’re single, dating, living with a partner, married, or in a civil partnership, there’s information, advice and services available. You can download our free Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (PDF 340 KB) information guide or request a printed copy from the Age UK advice line.

Have you seen our transgender factsheet?

We recognise that transgender people may have particular needs as they age, as well as the fact that an older person may be addressing their transgender identity for the first time. Our comprehensive transgender factsheet (PDF 497 KB) covers a whole range of issues, from health and care to finance.

And did you know?

Increasing numbers of local Age UKs are doing great work with their older LGBT communities. For example, Age UK Camden runs the UK’s biggest programme for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people – Opening Doors London.

Further information


Our Information guides are short and easy to digest, giving a comprehensive overview of the relevant topic. Factsheets are longer with more detail, and are aimed at professionals.

You can download other guides in our series from publications

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 678 1174

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