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Every summer, towns and cities across the UK host Pride events and parades to celebrate LGBT people.
Many local Age UKs took part locally as a way to celebrate and thank older gay people. The equalities and protective laws we have now were hard fought for by older LGBT people.
Our Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender guide covers issues related to planning for later life, from benefits and housing issues to civil partnership rights and taking care of yourself. Download the guide now to find out more.
In the run up to this year's Pride parade, we chat to two older gay rights activisits about the history of the movement, and key issues for the LGBT community 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. We offer support and advice for later life planning and realise the importance of helping to enhance the quality of lives for our older communities, particularly as we’re all living longer.
Whether you’re single, a same sex couple or in a civil partnership there’s information, advice and services available. You can find out for instance about social groups for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people near you.
Other guides you may find useful: Managing your money (PDF 3MB) Help with legal advice (PDF 788 KB) Claiming benefits: a guide for people of working age (PDF 1MB)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 factsheet covers a whole range of issues, from health and care to finance.
Taylor from Age UK Camden explains what LGBT History Month is all about, and how the Opening Doors project from Age UK Camden is helping older members of the LGBT community.
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Age discrimination is wrong and blights the lives of many of us in later life. We have launched the just equal treatment campaign to challenge age discrimination and make sure that we all have fair access to health services, insurance and employment.
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