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Organisations and further information

Organisations

Opening Doors London | 020 7183 6260
Positively UK | 020 7713 0444 *
Cara | 020 7243 6147 *

Furzedown Project
50+ LGBT Coffee Morning | Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum and Furzedown Project
The 50+ LGBT Coffee Morning is a weekly service ran by Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum in co-production with the Furzedown Project. Weekly service aimed at the older LGBT community in South London. The morning takes place every Thursday morning from 10-12 and welcomes anyone over the age of 50 (who defines as LGBTQ+) from all across London.
91/93 Moyser Road, London SW16 6SL
020 8677 4283

The Silver Line Helpline
Operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.
The Silver Line Helpline | 0800 470 8090
The Silver Line Helpline 

* For people living with HIV.

Further information

Living life as an older LGBT+ person | Stop Ageism
LGBT ageing | Wikipedia
LGBT Age | LGBT Health and Wellbeing | Scotland
The story of Age UK's LGBT+ section | Age UK
Pride in Ageing | LGBT Foundation 
Digital community for the over 50s | Restless 
Living with HIV and mental health | NAM aidsmap
Looking after your mind and body | Age Concern
HIV and aging | Poz
London Age UK Business Directory | Age Concern
Growing older and ageing with HIV | Avert
Over 50s LIving with HIV | Terrence Higgins Trust
 Older People's Project | Switchboard | Brighton
LGBT+ rights | Age UK
Restless
Aims to inspire today’s generation of over 50s and 60s to get the most from life – focusing on lifestyle, learning, financial wellbeing, work, volunteering, community and more.

Best4OlderLGBTI | Best4OlderLGBTI
Best4OlderLGBTI | PDF | Best4OlderLGBTI
The aim of Best4OlderLGBTI is to develop a raising awareness campaign in six EU Member States, contributing for the decrease of inequalities and discrimination in attendance of public services and health and social care, as well as in encouraging the report of cases of discrimination.

News and features

Gay footballer Jake Daniels, 18, met ‘soulmate’ partner, 46, after coming out | Pink News | 19 May 2023
‘One day suddenly we were kissing!’ The couples whose love bridges the age gap | The Guardian | 14 Jun 2022
 10 Powerful Relationship Tools | Psychology Today | USA | 1 Sep 2021
 ‘Age gap relationships remain a target for the most harmful stereotypes about gay men – I should know, I’m in one’ | Attitude | 22 Feb 2021
How should we care for older people with HIV? | nam aidsmap | 19 Nov 2020
 Sexplain It: My Partner Is 35 Years Older Than Me, and I'm Worried That Makes Him a Creep | Men's Health | 9 Jul 2020
Grandfather bravely comes out as gay at 90 years old, proving it’s never too late to embrace your true self (US) | Pink News | 22 Jun 2020

Ageing and HIV | HuffPost | 1 Mar 2018
 Combating loneliness amongst older LGBT people | Sage Programme, Leeds | Feb 2018
I’m an older gay man and I know it will get worse | HuffPost | 23 Aug 1917
'Invisible' older LGBT community facing social isolation and discrimination | Homecare Magazine | 27 Feb 2017
Freaking out about age gaps in gay relationships is homophobic | The Daily Beast | 9 Jan 2015
Don’t mind the (age) gap | Queerty | 5 Dec 2013

Films

 My Boyfriend and I have a 27 year age gap | StanChris | 20 Jan 2023 | 16m 5s
25-year age gap - strangers think my husband is my grandad but we're happier than ever | SWNS | 8 Nov 2022 | 1m 25s
Meet the couple with a 37 year age gap who kept their relationship secret for years | SWNS | 30 Aug 2022 | 1m 30s
 Age Gap Relationship: Story Time How We Met | Out Loud (USA) | 16 Feb 2021 | 5m 51s
Support for older LGBT people | Age UK | 5 Jul 2019 | 1m 10s
 Young, Gay and Illegal - Then & Now | Trent and Luke | 5 Jul 2017 | 11m 12s
Why older gay people fear being forced back into the closet | Channel 4 News | 17 Jun 2014 | 7m 58s
What younger gay men really think about older guys (and vice versa) | Logo TV | 11 May 2015 | 2m 58s
Older gays Vs. younger gays | Davey Wavey | 21 Dec 20 14 | 3m 58s
I love the older gay men | luciendante | 25 Mar 2013 | 6m 28s

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