Committed to inclusivity

    • Opening Doors London 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, intersex, queer, gender fluid, asexual and related terms.
    • We currently describe ourselves as an organisation for LGBT+ 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. 

    • 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 LGBT + people.