Opening Doors London is here to support LGBTQ+ people over 50 to live full, vibrant and respected lives.
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Opening Doors London (ODL) is the largest UK charity providing activities, events, information and support services specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, non-binary or gender fluid (LGBTQ+) people over 50.

How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support Opening Doors London. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to Opening Doors London and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit openingdoorslondon.org.uk to sign up to newsletters, and follow the
    Opening Doors London social media pages, and help spread the word.
How You Can Help
How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support Opening Doors London. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to Opening Doors London and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit openingdoorslondon.org.uk to sign up to newsletters, and follow the
    Opening Doors London social media pages, and help spread the word.
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support Opening Doors London. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to Opening Doors London and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit openingdoorslondon.org.uk to sign up to newsletters, and follow the
    Opening Doors London social media pages, and help spread the word.

What We Do

We are a membership organisation providing regular social opportunities and events to help develop networks, communities and create friendships for LGBTQ+ people, aged over 50.

We offer a range of specialist groups or services for members.

We also offer specialist training for statutory and voluntary organisations, such as care homes, housing associations and hospitals, to help them understand the needs of older LGBTQ+ people.

Opening Doors London is here to let LGBTQ+ people over 50 know they are not alone.

Our Mission

ODL is committed to being a fully inclusive organisation that represents and serves a wide range of people over 50 who define themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, non-binary or gender fluid and related terms.

We are an organisation for LGBTQ+ people. The plus signifies that there are numerous definitions and self-descriptions of people who identify with our mission and activities. Self-definition has been a vital aspect of the history of our communities, and the descriptions and acronyms we use will continue to evolve and change over time, as people re-evaluate their identities.

As an organisation, we want to reflect the identities and self-descriptions of the communities we serve. This means recognising that the words we use have complex histories and may be contested, while ultimately supporting people’s right to self-identify.

Our Values

ODL is opposed to all manifestations of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, queerphobia, cissexism and heterosexism, and to all forms of prejudice and discrimination based on age, class, status, race and ethnicity, place of origin, sexuality, gender, marital status, health, religion, ability or disability, employment status, or any form of activity that results in social exclusion, personal vulnerability or harm.

We are committed to the achievement of full human rights and social justice for all LGBTQ+ people.

How To Join Us

Membership is FREE and open to anyone who;

  • Is over 50
  • Identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, non-binary, gender-fluid
  • Members receive a monthly newsletter packed with information and listings for activities and events to help build support, social inclusion and be part of LGBTQ+ life. Your information will never be given to anyone else.

Get in touch

Location

Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA

Charity and Company

Registered charity number 1167919. Company No. 10123607

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