LGBTQ+ event at Death Festival – Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Graham Robson November 9, 2022

On Saturday, November 12 from 1pm – as part of the Death Festival at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts – catch journalist and broadcaster Kieran Yates speaking to a panel of researchers, campaigners, and grief support workers as they discuss LGBTQ+ experiences of dying, death and bereavement.

Joining Kieran will be:

Ash Hayhurst: a funeral professional currently working in consultation with trans and gender diverse charity GIRES, to resource professionals to ensure respect and dignity for trans and gender diverse people in death and bereavement;

Jackie Engelberg and Jack Mason who lead the Grief Encounters project at Switchboard, a charity for LGBTQ+ people looking for a sense of community, support or information in Brighton & Hove;

June Bellebono: a transfeminine Italo-Burmese producer, writer and community organiser and founder of Queer Good Grief: a monthly peer support group for bereaved LGBTQ+ people.

The event organisers say: “How can LGBTQ+ people be sure that their wishes will be respected when they die? How can we ensure that loss is acknowledged legally, institutionally, and within families? What spaces are there to share and grieve as a community?”

For the Death Festival programme, CLICK HERE