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Rights of LGBT+ older people in Scotland

Everyone should be able to live safely in a society that accepts and values them.

Most of the issues, advice and policies relating to later life apply to everyone equally, but there are some things that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people differently.

Attitudes towards LGBT+ people have changed in recent years, mainly in positive ways. The discriminatory treatment and abuse that many members of the LGBT+ community have experienced in the past are viewed as increasingly unacceptable, and should no longer happen.

Unfortunately, prejudices do remain, so it is important to know that your rights are legally protected, and know what to do if you feel you are being treated unfairly.

Our Rights of LGBT+ older people in Scotland guide covers some of the most common topics we are asked about, including rights, healthcare, financial and legal issues, and social opportunities.

Gen 8 Rights of LGBT older people in Scotland 

The Age Scotland Helpline

Call our helpline on 0800 12 44 222 for free to speak to an adviser. Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

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