VOLUNTEERS are being sought for a new befriending service for elderly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Age UK Tunbridge Wells has planned a cheese and wine evening meeting for March 28 for anyone interested in becoming involved with the new initiative.
The idea for the befriending scheme came from Shaz Riley, a 42-year-old businesswoman from Paddock Wood.
She said: “Lesbian and gay people who came out in the past were often absolutely disowned entirely by their families. Some of the men were imprisoned or threatened with imprisonment. Consequently we have a generation of older lesbian and gay people who have nobody.
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