LGBT + dying

If it’s hard for your average Jo(e) to face the end of life and get the ‘good death’ we all deserve, how does it work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people?

As human beings, we’re all different. We all need to have our needs met and be recognised as an individual.

Right at the end, maybe more than any other time, we need to be honoured and respected. “That sense of ‘I want you to know who I am’ is very important”, says one of the interviewees.

Is it too much to ask?

See this thought provoking film commissioned by the National Council for Palliative Care with Open to All?

And here’s more from from the NCPC

Meeting the needs of the LGBT community: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) people report feeling let down by end of life care services, according to a new report out today by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) and the Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Voluntary and Community Organisations…read more

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