Over The Rainbow Older LGBT Social Group meets monthly on the first Saturday of the month at Todmorden Library from 1-3 pm. Over The Rainbow social group is for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people over 50 who live in Calderdale and any other LGBTs over 50 who can get to it.
The aim of the group is to reduce the isolation that some LGBT people can experience and offers the opportunity to meet together with like minded people for company, activities and outings.
“We are a group of older LGBTI’s (aged 50+) who live mainly in the Upper Valley of Calderdale.We meet monthly, the first Saturday, at Todmorden Library, 1-3 p.m which is accessible to all.
“We have been going for about three years now and have about fifteen members from all sections of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex and transgender communities.
“We are now an independant organisation, who were previously supported by Age UK in Todmorden and were originally awarded a smallgrant to help our development from the Community Foundation for Calderdale.
“Members agree and deliver our monthly programme which has, in the past, included presentations and discussions on a range of topics, often sharing our own stories.
“We have also been on trips, which have included, Christmas dinner at Townley Garden Centre, a fabulous trip to Salts Mill in Saltire and a play in Manchester.
“There is an LGBTI Film Club that Todmorden Library organisers, which meets quarterly on a Saturday 1-3 p.m. Films that have been shown include Carol, Cloudburst, Freeheld and the Oscar-winning Moonlight. The film is open to anyone and is free.”
To contact Over The Rainbow, please text or leave a voicemail on 07901 854823, or via the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Older-LGBTs-Calderdale-602514259906772/.