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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."

  • Ageing in society
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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.”

  • Ageing in society
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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.”

  • Ageing in society
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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.”

  • Ageing in society
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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.”

  • Ageing in society
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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.”

  • Ageing in society
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Urban estate

Champa's voice - volunteering during COVID

Dipak Dristi was set up to help women who speak Gujarati to come together in order to make them feel less isolated within their community.

  • Communities
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Good Home Inquiry

Joan’s Voice - the need for good and decent homes

Joan is retired and has been living in a tiny studio apartment with no broadband and poor ventilation for over two years. She has been trying to move out for some time but her requests to the housing association have been ignored.

  • Housing