CALL ME MAYBE: Free telefriending for over 50s

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Opening Doors London working to make sure older LGBTQI+ people stay connected while staying home 🌈☎️ BY KELLY-ANNE TAYLOR. PHOTO BRUNO CANTUÁRIA Opening Doors London, the London-based organisation helping LGBTQI+ over 50s to live happy, sociable and independent lives, is now offering a wonderful Telefriending service to help people stay connected during lockdown.  In the [….]

SCREEN: Dame Siân Phillips and Brigit Forsyth star in lez/bi short Time & Again

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DIVA meets Rachel Dax, the director focusing in on older LGBTQI+ women’s stories and sexuality on the silver screen BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES RACHEL DAX/TIME & AGAIN When was the last time you saw two, leading same-sex characters in their 80s having sex on the silver screen? Never, right? Well, thanks to Cardiff-based writer-director Rachel [….]

NEW MUSIC: Inviting older trans women centre stage

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“The Star Of Bethnal Green combines the magic of Christmas with the powerful and hopeful story of an older trans woman” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGE FROM THE STAR OF BETHNAL GREEN. Following the release of their winter-themed EP, Only Son Of The Falling Snow, British folk-rock band, Bear’s Den, have today unveiled a powerful video [….]

How Birmingham’s LGBTQI communities are #AgeingBetter together

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“By 2020, the amount of people over 65 living in England is projected to be 10,603,000” BY BIRMINGHAM LGBT You’d be hard pressed to have missed Ageing With Pride, Birmingham LGBT’s most recent health and wellbeing campaign. With billboards stretched all over the “second city” and ads splashed across the pages of the UK’s queer [….]