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#AgeingWithPride

To mark Pride Month 2021, we've gathered stories from a number of older LGBT+ people to share their perspectives on inequality, community and how attitudes towards LGBT+ people have changed.

Tony

Ageing Better is committed to ensuring those of all ages, regardless of sexuality or gender, enjoy good later lives and are #AgeingWithPride.

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Linda

Why Linda is #AgeingWithPride

“I wanted to show that we've all got something to offer, whether we're young, or whether we're older. Everyone deserves the spotlight at some point."
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Claud

Why Claud is #AgeingWithPride

“When I came out, my family were all very cool about it. If I could tell my younger self anything it would be that I could have come out sooner – accept yourself sooner.”
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Tony

Why Tony is #AgeingWithPride

“Over time, things do get better and improve. Nowadays, I think generally the whole atmosphere for people who are LGBT+ is much better than it used to be.”
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Mindy

Why Mindy is #AgeingWithPride

“I made myself a promise that I would never tiptoe around anybody on the issue of my sexual identity, ever again.”
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Lizzie

Why Lizzie is #AgeingWithPride

“Libraries are amazing places to promote positive LGBT+ role models and resources. That’s what they’re all about: access to information.”
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Ian

Why Ian is #AgeingWithPride

“My favourite part about helping with the LGBT archive is looking back on the timeline, seeing how we’ve built up more equality than we had.”