Posted by on May 13, 2024 10:17 am
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Hospice UK is pushing for equality in LGBTQ+ end-of-life care (Image: Vecteezy)

Championing equality for LGBTQ+ lives has become a shared mission for many, yet the disparities and discrimination faced in end-of-life care often remain undiscussed. Hospice UK’s recent report, ‘I Just Want to Be Me’, published in 2023, however, shines a much-needed spotlight on these issues and is already driving essential change.

The report [PDF] delves deeply into the experiences of trans and gender-diverse individuals in palliative and end-of-life care settings, uncovering challenges including deadnaming and familial rejection. There are also accounts of LGBTQ+ people being misgendered or having their identities disrespected by healthcare providers. Fear of discrimination has left some feeling unable to openly express their gender, while others have faced rejection from family and loved ones at

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