Opening Doors London (ODL) is the biggest charity providing information and support services specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) people over 50 in the UK.

We are a membership organisation providing regular social opportunities across London to help develop networks and communities for LGBT+ people, aged over 50.

We also offer specialist training and consultancy for statutory and voluntary organisations, such as care homes, housing associations and hospitals, to help them understand the needs of older LGBT+ people.

Membership is FREE

Membership is open to anyone who:

  • Is over 50
  • Identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans +

Members receive a monthly newsletter packed with information and listings for activities and events around the capital, to help build support and social inclusion.

Opening Doors London is here to support LGBT+ people over 50 to live full, vibrant and respected lives free from isolation, loneliness , discrimination and prejudice.

ODL is here to let older LGBT+ people know they are not alone.

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Opening Doors London is currently funded by The Community Fund, Trust for London, City Bridge Trust and United St Saviours, individual donations and fundraising activities.


Read more about our history.

Download our most recent financial report Opening Doors London Accounts 18-19.

Download our Annual Review 18-19.