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Caring for the Grey in LGBTQ+

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Free admission, booking required

LGBT History Month Event

A panel discussion featuring Prof Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Prof Ben Thomas, Dr Jolie Keemink & Dr Dharman Jeyasingham. The panel will be chaired by Liz Wands-Murray, a University of York researcher who has recently completed her PhD looking at the inclusivity of community social care for older LGBTQ+ adults.

The current generation of older LGBTQ+ people have faced a lifetime of discrimination, fighting for equal rights and living through historic and ongoing inequalities and criminalisation of sexual identity in their younger lives.

As the community ages, needing support becomes more of an issue, particularly when considering the higher likelihood of living alone, having less social capital and enduring the cumulative effects of lifelong discrimination.

Supporting older LGBTQ+ people in inclusive ways is extremely important and can often be challenging for providers of support to deliver within a framework of often under-funded, under-staffed social care provision.

As part of 2024 LGBT+ History Month, where the focus is on medicine, healthcare and support, members of the panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities for delivering person-centred support to this population, the ways in which support can be made more inclusive and some of the ways in which research is helping to build a better picture of the experiences of older LGBTQ+ people in the UK.

Panel members are all active researchers in the area, with a wealth of knowledge, experiences and publications on this and related topics around LGBTQ+ communities. There will be an opportunity to pose questions to the panel, which will follow on from a panel discussion to explore some of the key topics around supporting LGBTQ+ people in ways which recognise cultural humility and inclusive social care practice.

To book: https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/sem2-23-24/grey-lgbt/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Events%20wc%205%20Feb%2024&utm_content=Events%20wc%205%20Feb%2024+CID_83743d6b1a4662cb562ccc08fa4a4e33&utm_source=Public%20lectures%20newsletter


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