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Championing Older LGBT+ People

As we get older, we tend to become more invisible in general, we can feel less relevant and it is harder to voice our issues. For older LGBT+, who grew up in a very different Ireland, this is an even deeper issue, particularly when it comes to our health and social care needs.

As someone who has just turned 57, there are certain things you start to think about. While many people will say 50s are the new 40s, there’s the reality that you need to start considering your life and health in different ways, and what sort of supports you need as you get older. This is an issue for everyone as we age, but for LGBT+ people many of us have to wonder and worry about being open about our sexuality, gender identity or gender expression with the people we rely on to support us, the medical professionals and the health system itself.

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This month at GCN we celebrate the elder members of our fabulous LGBT+ family with an exceptional series of articles and opinion pieces. As our centrepiece, you'll find a glorious photographic celebration of individual style shot by the exceptional Babs Daly. There's a loving look at Bridie's Bar in The George, alongside an investigation of rural LGBT+ life. Greenbow fill us in on what it's like to be deaf in the LGBT+ community and we profile a member of Identity - the group for LGBT+ asylum seekers. There's also a hard-hitting piece on the rise in homophobic violence in Honduras. In light of news that Teach Solais could face closure, we speak to those whose lives it has changed for the better. Let’s rally the community and get behind the West's only LGBT+ resource centre