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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) information and advice

We've brought together information and advice for older LGBT+ people. If you're LGBT+, we can help you understand your rights and make sure they’re always respected.

The laws affecting LGBT+ people have changed, mainly in a positive way. This is part of a wider shift in views and attitudes. Unfortunately, prejudices do remain, but as an LGBT+ person, you have rights that are recognised by law. 

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Support for older LGBT+ veterans

Together with Fighting with Pride, Age UK's Advice Line is delivering Operation Sterling, a programme working to help older LGBT+ veterans in a range of areas – from claiming benefits to accessing social care.

Find out more about Operation Sterling

Our information and advice

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LGBT+ rights

Some of the issues, advice and policies relating to later life affect LGBT+ people differently. Find out more about your rights regarding relationships, housing options, money and more.

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Dealing with discrimination

You shouldn't be discriminated against because of your sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. Find out more about the action you can take if you've been discriminated against.

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Trans issues

Your experience of being trans may be influenced by many factors, such as how old you were when you transitioned. Find out more about some of the issues affecting older trans people.

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Staying connected

Staying connected as we get older is key to staying happy and healthy. Find out more about what's available to you, including social groups that are specifically for older LGBT+ people.

Do you work in health or social care?

Our Safe to be me resource gives practical advice on supporting older LGBT+ people using your service.

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We offer support through our free advice line on 0800 678 1602. Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. We also have specialist advisers at over 120 local Age UKs.

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Last updated: Jul 06 2023

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