Tonic, Stonewall Housing and Opening Doors London launch ‘Building Safe Choices' 2020

'Building Safer Choices' is a report to better understand the housing, care and support requirements of older LGBT+ people in London. Read more

Our response to the government's plans for GRA reform

Opening Doors London responds to GRA reforms announced by the government on the 22nd of September Read more

Lockdown with David and Elmar

David is a carer for his partner Elmar who lives with dementia. This is their story of lockdown to mark World Alzheimer's Month and National Dementia Carers' Day. Read more

Building Safe Choices 2020 Our Voices: ‘LGBT+ later life housing demand in London’

Tonic Living, Stonewall Housing and Opening Doors London (ODL) worked together to undertake action research to better understand the housing, care and support requirements of older LGBT+ people in London. Read more

We remember David Mitchell

We remember David Mitchell, long-time supporter and contributor to ODL who sadly passed away on the 4th of April, at the age of 89 after contracting Covid-19. Read more

Pride 2020 #WhyWeStillMarch

This year, as we celebrate Pride from our homes, our members have sent in their pictures from previous years to say #WhyWeStillMarch Read more

Meet the Volunteers

Get to know some of our Volunteers as we celebrate Volunteer Week 2020 Read more

Volunteer Week 2020

Celebrating Volunteer Week with a big thank you to our wonderful volunteers! Read more

Covid-19 and How to Look After our Mental Health

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 we are looking at how Covid-19 is affecting older LGBT+ people and how to look after our mental health during this time Read more

Covid19 Update for Members and Volunteers

Suspending face-to-face programmes and finding new ways to keep older LGBT+ people connected Read more

‘From a Whisper to a Roar’ Oral History Project - capturing women's voices

From a Whisper to a Roar traces the history and development of the modern LGBTQ movement through the voices of the women who lived it. Read more

LGBT History Month 2020

Celebrating 50 years of Gay Liberation this History Month Read more

Screening Time & Again

Read about our screening of Rachel Dax's award-winning short film Time & Again Read more

Trans Awareness Week

13-19th of November is Trans Awareness Week, finished by Trans Day of Remembrance on the 20th. Read more

Women and Equalities Committee releases ‘Health and Social Care and LGBT Communities’ Report

Read our briefing on the newly released ‘Health and Social Care and LGBT Communities’ report Read more

Bi Visibility Day

23 September is Bi Visibility Day. Why does it matter and what does ODL do for bi people? Read more

ODL at Pride in London

Enjoy pictures from our time at Pride in London 2019! Read more

My First Pride Campaign

In anticipation of Pride in London 2019, we asked some of our members about their first Pride. Read more

ODL Summer Masquerade Party

Join us for thrilling performances and delicious canapés at our Summer Masquerade Party, Thursday 18 July. Read more

Announcing Keynote Speaker Dr Michael Brady

ODL and THT conference on LGBT+ People's Health in Later Life announces keynote speaker Dr Michael Brady Read more

Celebrating Volunteers' Week

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June, Eva Monxy writes about their experience volunteering with older LGBT+ people at Opening Doors London (ODL). Read more

PinkNews Ageing Summit

ODL Director Alice Wallace attended the PinkNews Ageing Summit to advocate for better health and social care for older LGBT+ people. Read more

Queer Arts Show

Sending off LGBT History month with queer arts and cabaret. Read more


Meet Jo in the the film 'Visible' by Emily McDonald as we kick off LGBT History Month. Read more