Return to the Closet?

In Return to the Closet? older members of the LGBTI+ community explore their thoughts and feelings about ageing and what ‘care’ means to them.  

If I had to [go into care] I would want it to be warm and welcoming, I would want it to be open to and respectful of my sexuality so that I wouldn’t have to hide anything


Participants worked with film artist Glenda Rome to create this documentary film, which premiered at the Luminate Festival 2019.

They reflected on their later lives and what kind of support they would like from care providers, whether at home or in a care homes. They spoke about their fear of having to “go back to the closet” and hide who they are. 

Return to the Closet? was commissioned by Luminate and LGBT Health and Wellbeing