Episode 3 - Prejudice and Discrimination

Tom Hughes and Mike Parish. Photo: Ben Gilbert/Wellcome Collection

Tom Hughes and Mike Parish. Photo: Ben Gilbert/Wellcome Collection

‘I think the message is “We are here, we are not invisible”. As LGBT people like anybody else we need help, love and support. Our being LGBT is an important part of our life and goes with us wherever we are and if that can be respected in older life, in all aspects of life - we can’t ask for anything more.’

Mike Parish and partner Tom Hughes’ experiences as part of the LGBT community have shaped their lives and are still very much part of their identity. Tom lives with a dementia caused by HIV-associated neurological disorder (HAND).

Presented by Susanna Howard, Music by Hannah Peel and edited by Erland Cooper. 

Object featured: Rumi Clinton, Where Do I Go? Credit: Rumi Clinton