European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Silver Rainbow

Let older LGBTI people shine

On 1 October 2015, we will celebrate the 25th annual UN International Day of Older Persons.

Leading up to 1 October, ILGA-Europe will be running ‘Silver Rainbow’ - a social media campaign to highlight life experiences of older LGBTI people.

  • What is Silver Rainbow?

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the specific needs of older LGBTI persons and to share the best resources on the topic. 

  • How you can support Silver Rainbow:

We will be sharing videos, an animation, an infographic and lots of resources (from members and partners) on our website, through Facebook and via Twitter.

We would love you to get involved by sharing our posts, commenting on Facebook or chatting to us on Twitter using the hashtag #SilverRainbow


  • Want to know more about the issues affecting older LGBTI people? Our member organisations and civil society partners have a wealth of information to share with you! Have a look at our resource section now.


Fighting back against exclusion and invisibility - older people in the LGBTI movement:

Video by Stefano Ridolfi

Let older LGBTI people live healthy lives

Click on the infographic to download.

Long term care

Let older LGBTI people enjoy long term care with dignity

Animation by Latte Creative

UN International Day of Older Persons 2015 

Let older LGBTI people shine


Video by Stefano Ridolfi