The Friends of Dorothy are launching Silver Pride to celebrate the older people in the LGBTQ+ community. The event is also aiming to help tackle issues of loneliness and isolation.
So far, it’s been announced that the event will feature appearances from Christopher Biggins, Owain Wyn Evans, Carol Vorderman and Ben di Lisi, as well as some drag make-up tutorials, mental health classes, live DJ sets and performances from choirs, musicians, dancers and storytellers.
Craig Burton, the event’s organiser and founder of Friends of Dorothy, said: “Older LGBT+ people are twice as likely to be living alone, and six times more likely to suffer from mental health issues, often related to loneliness and isolation. “We strongly believe inter-generational