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March 15, 2017

Sage Featured in the YEP

The 14 March 2017 edition of the Yorkshire Evening Post shone a light on two Time to Shine participants, in a moving and insightful profile. 

Roy Blanchard and John Roebuck sat down with Post reporter Aisha Iqbal to talk about their lives, their love, and their participation in Sage, Time to Shine’s project for LGBT older people in Leeds. 

The profile highlights the couple’s journey facing prejudice, families who turned their back on them, and not having equal protection under the law as a gay couple. 

Roy and John now have a civil partnership, but hope to convert it to marriage. They also hope to see the opening of an LGBT care home. 

Read the full story here

(Please note: Sage is a Time to Shine project delivered jointly by Yorkshire MESMAC and Age UK Leeds.)