We have a chance to win £1,000 in support of our project and we need your help!
Out in the city is a project (supported by Age UK Manchester) to support members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities who are over 50 years of age.
We aim to reduce social isolation and improve social well-being of older LGBT+ people. Due to our sexuality some of us have been ostracised by family, do not have contact with our children or have never had the courage to “come out”. We come from a generation where homosexuality was illegal (The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 partially decriminalised sex between men aged 21 and over in England and Wales), where homosexuality or being transgender was seen as a mental illness and aversion therapy (electric shock treatment) was available. We have fought for our rights and much has improved over the years.
We provide a safe meeting space in an accessible building where we have a tea or coffee and have a chat and the opportunity to meet up with others. We recognise our differences but we value the things we have in common.
The grant money would enable us to organise more visits and trips during 2019 eg hiring a minibus for a day trip, which would reduce loneliness and enhance our confidence and well-being.
You can help by registering to cast your 10 votes towards our project before midday on 20 November 2018. Go to: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-1265
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