Towards Inclusivity

    • Opening Doors London is working to become a fully inclusive organisation that represents and serves a wide range of older people who define themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, gender fluid, asexual and related terms.
    • We currently describe ourselves as an organisation for older 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. We will do our best to recognise this in the ways we describe ourselves, while acknowledging that there are genuine differences of opinion about the validity of some terms and descriptions.
    • 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.