Tuesday, 25th June 2019
It has been argued that the experience of older LGB&T individuals in the UK has been tempered by growing up in a period when homosexuality was illegal, or only recently legalised and, along with transgender, was classified as a form of ‘mental illness’. Historically there has been little discussion of the sex lives of the over 50s, with conversations, education and sexual health campaigns focusing on young people and adults of young age.
However, late diagnosis remains one of the key themes in HIV prevention with over 60% of people diagnosed with HIV being 50+.
According to Age UK, there are now over 15.3 million people in the UK aged 60 and above. The number of people aged 60 or over is expected to pass the 20 million mark by 2030. By 2040, nearly one in four people in the UK (24.2%) will be aged 65 or over.
For next In the City discussions, Trade would like to invite older LGB&T living in Leicester and Leicestershire to share their experiences and needs, and also welcome supporting agencies to highlight additional support available. We have always aimed to break down the barriers to access sexual health service and would like to debate further improvements with those concerned. Age with Pride!