When Michele’s partner, Terri, died in March 2020 during COVID she struggled to find support as she grieved. This blog describes how found phone support from Marie Curie (UK) and how she is dealing with losing her partner.
As a gay couple, Terri and I didn’t see ourselves represented in healthcare in lots of ways. That does have an effect. Before I rang Check-In and Chat I was nervous about calling. I realise how ridiculous it was for me to worry that they wouldn’t talk to me because I was gay.
There are still lots of areas where we have work to do to make sure people are represented and feel supported. Some people still have very dated views and ideas about same-sex relationships, so anything that breaks down that perceived ‘strangeness’ of being gay is important.
Read Michele’s story here.