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Monday, 24 April 2017

Campaign to support SA's older gay couples

Campaign to support SA's older gay couples
- Campaigners told the Sunday Mail that the specialised 12-month initiative was the first of its type to help the state’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning community.
They say while there is no evidence of increased levels of discrimination, the Ageing Well Project will identify any problems hitting older people.
Gay rights activist Desmond Ford has been appointed manager of the program. Mr Ford praised the timing for the project, which he said would provide “much needed visibility” to older people in the minority community.
“Those now in their 60s, 70s and 80s grew up at a time where homosexuality was deemed a criminal act and so many kept it u