We are gearing up to be out of Covid restrictions and getting ready to bring back more of our regular face-to-face meetings, groups and activities. We'd usually offer 30 - 40 different events each month: from social groups, lunch and film events to singing, creative writing and walks and always aim to provide a range of activities and events that allow LGBTQ+ people over 50 from across London to meet up, have fun and feel confident in being themselves.
Our activities and events are available free to all ODL members, which is free to join.
As things are changing quickly through June, July and August 2021 with restrictions being lifted, it's best to check our current member listings, available to members, to find out what is on offer month-to month.
For those members who are online, we would love to see you at one of the regular video calls listed below to help you stay connected to the wider LGBTQ+ community.
If you are a newcomer to Opening Doors London and want to get a flavour of what we offered before lockdown, check out our listings from March 2020 below.
March 2020 Listings
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A monthly social group for ODL members from the BAME communities on Zoom. Second and last Friday of the month. - 16:00 to 17:00.
Our monthly social meetup for our bisexual and pansexual members at a brand new LGBTQ+ space in Shoreditch and online (alternating each month). Every fourth Monday, 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Make new friends or catch up with old ones with our weekly social hosted by friendly and experienced volunteers. Every Friday morning - 10:00 to 12:00.
Although we have been running on zoom for some months now, we are due to start meeting up face-to-face again soon!
An online support group for LGBTQ+ people over 50 who are looking after a partner, relative or friend with dementia, memory loss or cognitive problems.
First Thursday of the month - 11:00 to 12:30
Third Monday of the month - 3:30 to 5:00
A support and social group for anyone from the LGBTQ+ communities with a dementia diagnosis, concerns about memory loss or memory impairment or for anyone caring for someone with dementia. The second Monday of each month - 14:00 to 15:30.
Our new, unique online peer support group for people with a diagnosis of dementia. There is no other group specifically for LGBTQ+ people who have a diagnosis of dementia to connect with and support each other, without the presence of partners and carers. Every Tuesday, 17:00 to 18:30
We have two choices for you: Sunday lunch and a film in Hampstead or a friendly meet up and chat on Zoom.
The first Sunday of the month is in Hampstead from 12:00 - 3:00 the third Sunday of the month from 12:00 to 14:00 is on Zoom.
Our regular social meet up for trans and non-binary people in a safe and relaxed environment is waiting for you to join in and meet up.