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 [….]

Health inequalities continue to disadvantage older LGBTQI people, report finds

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“LGBT people aged 50+ have poorer self-rated health and are more likely to have other conditions that impact their wellbeing” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Older LGBTQI people continue to experience poorer health outcomes than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts, a new report has found. The report, published today (Wednesday 8 May 2019) by the International Longevity [….]

Shining a light on older LGBTQI people’s hopes and concerns surrounding care

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Scotland’s Luminate Festival comes together with LGBT Health & Wellbeing to open up discussions on LGBTQI-inclusive care BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Collaborating with filmmaker Glenda Rome, as well as older members of the local LGBTQI community, Luminate Festival and LGBT Health & Wellbeing introduce, (drumroll please…) Return To The Closet? A short, community-led film exploring issues [….]