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Amplifying the voices of LGBTQ+ individuals over 50

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series four contestant, Jonbers Blonde is proud to announce their partnership with LGBTQ+ charity, Opening Doors in a collaboration dedicated to amplifying the voices of LGBTQ+ individuals over 50.

Jonbers Blonde, the Northern Irish Drag Race phenomenon will be a Champion for Opening Doors, a UK charity that provides LGBTQ+ people over 50 with services and activities, a group that is significantly overlooked in media and continues to be marginalised. With services such as dementia support and inclusive relationship building, Opening Doors has made it their mission to let older LGBTQ+ individuals know that they are not alone and are valued members of society.

As a first step, Opening Doors is launching a t-shirt campaign to commemorate 50 years since the first Pride march in the UK. Jonbers will support the campaign, which features t-shirts designed by queer artist FreddeLanka, with all proceeds going to the charity.

Speaking about the partnership, Jonbers Blonde said:

“I am so thrilled to become an ambassador of Opening Doors, a charity that I have admired for some time. To look forward we must look back and remember those who built upon our community. I’ve always been told I have an old spirit and connecting with the older community has always been a part of me. To spread the message of Opening Doors and help the community is incredibly important to me, and I’m excited to work together. To become older is not to be forgotten, it should be celebrated too.

Jonathan Buckerfield, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Opening Doors said:

“Working with Jonbers, who is undoubtedly an LGBTQ+ icon, is an amazing opportunity and we’re incredibly happy that they are highlighting our mission to support LGBTQ+ people over 50 and boosting awareness of our campaigns.”

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