Rights of LGBTQ+ 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 members of the LGBTQ+ community differently.
Attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people have changed in recent years, mainly in positive ways. The discriminatory treatment and abuse that many members of the LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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.
Download a copy of our Rights of LGBTQ+ older people in Scotland guide.
The Age Scotland Helpline
Our free 0800 12 44 222 helpline is a free, confidential phone service for older people, their carers and families in Scotland. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.