Arm in Arm in Newton Abbot

FFLAG parents Sue Allen, Janet Kent and Bruce Kent attended the launch of Arm in Arm, a regular event set up to tackle the damaging effects of loneliness and social isolation in the over 50s in Devon’s LGBT community.

Ex-soldier James Wharton author of “Out in the Army – My Life as a Gay Soldier” spoke about his life in the army, the homophobia, as well as the 6 weeks he spent serving with Prince Harry, who is a strong straight ally for LGBT rights.

We also met up with Carol who runs Transfigurations, a support group for transgender and or gender variant people, their parents and wider family and their partners. Carol transitioned over 40 years ago, so has great understanding and insight into issues that might be faced.
Although the group is based in Torquay, their confidential telephone helpline is national,
07476 15 17 17. It is open Sunday, Monday and Wednesday (except 1st Wednesday of every month) from 6pm – midnight. For more information visit:

We wish all involved with Arm in Arm every success with their ongoing monthly meetings. We certainly enjoyed an excellent launch event! Thank you for inviting us.