Understanding the Lives of Older LGBTQ+ People

Resources from our 'Understanding the Lives of Older LGBTQ+ People' sensitivity training

Delivered in partnership with Opening Doors, the training set the scene for understanding issues around the marginalisation of older LGBTQ+ people, including terminology, history, intersectionality, and what this means for service provision.

Here are some of the links that were mentioned or discussed during the session:

  • TSER (Trans Student Educational Resources) ‘Gender Unicorn’ graphic, mapping the distinction between gender identity, gender presentation/expression, sex, and attraction.
  • video archive of lived experience interviews with Opening Doors’ Older LGBTQ+ ambassadors

Many thanks again to Emma Underwood (Training Officer) and Angela (Older LGBTQ+ Ambassador) from Opening Doors for sharing their knowledge and expertise, and for all their help in delivering the training.

Opening Doors is the UK’s largest charity connecting LGBTQ+ people over 50 with activities, events, support and information. They have been providing training for over 10 years and their team of specialist trainers and facilitators all contribute their lived experience as older lesbian, gay, bi and trans people. Their
 training is endorsed by Skills For Care and satisfies the equalities requirements of local Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Care Quality Commission and other bodies responsible for overseeing the quality of health and social care provision.