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    Weʼve raised £230 to get LGBT+ people talking to each other again and sharing the wisdom that both young and old have to benefit one another.

    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 23rd November 2017

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    The lives of LGBT+ people are complex and for older people we see a gap in support

    Many of us that seem ok on the surface are coping with loss, stigma, fear and the impact of bullying and prejudice as well as grief, fear and conditions such as addictions, as well as debt, low self-esteem and social isolation.

    These issues aren't new but we have another obstacle; a perception or widely held belief that a problem no longer exists.

    With the anniversary of the change in the law and multiple pride activity happening at this time of year a number of us realise the need to create cohesion between generations of older people and youth; many of us that are in our late forties and fifties owe a debt to the elders of our community who bravely campaigned, faced hideous stigma and brutality and with whom we share no social connection due in part to the swathes of people that were lost to AIDS and HIV related illnesses.

    We also feel a need to connect younger people with the older generation who are living in isolation many of whom are single and have very limited social lives. We believe that there is no retirement age in life and that our LGBT+ youth could have even better lives if we could create the forum away from bars and clubs for youth and older people to share their unique perspectives, knowledge and experiences.

    The scene has been decimated by social media and apps - we want to get people talking to each other again and sharing the wisdom that both young and old have to benefit one another.

    Our intention going forward is to create an exciting event programme to “inform, educate and entertain” and that falls in line with Local Authority and National Charity research into the needs of LGBT+ people We want to create a safe space and are currently looking looking for funding/contacting patrons and will register as a charity.

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      9

      • maureen prest

        maureen prest

        Aug 19, 2017

        Good luck fab idea, Maureen Prest.😘

        £100.00

      • Ian Murray

        Ian Murray

        Aug 14, 2017

        £20.00

      • Natalie Arrowsmith

        Natalie Arrowsmith

        Aug 13, 2017

        Brilliant idea & a great cause. Best of luck with it x

        £10.00

      • Sue Grunwell

        Sue Grunwell

        Aug 11, 2017

        Enjoyed the launch lunch, so many interesting people to chat to. All the best for this very worthy cause x

        £10.00

      • don vickers

        don vickers

        Aug 6, 2017

        Aunty Vera

        £10.00

      • Alex Carney

        Alex Carney

        Aug 2, 2017

        £10.00

      • Wendy Heald

        Wendy Heald

        Aug 2, 2017

        🙌🏼😘 Best wishes Wendy Heald x

        £50.00

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      Friends of Dorothy

      Friends of Dorothy

      Leeds, United Kingdom

      Our intention going forward is to create an exciting event programme to “inform, educate and entertain” and that falls in line with Local Authority and National Charity research into the needs of LGBT+ people.

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