A funeral guide for queer people, and those who support them
Some LGBTQIA+ people may ask, how can I be sure my wishes will be respected when I die? If you are a queer person, or are planning a funeral for a queer loved one and have found yourself asking this question, this booklet is for you. You may also find it useful if you work with queer people in a professional capacity.
This resource is a free download for everyone.
‘Making informed choices when planning a funeral – A guide for queer people’ was written by funeral professional Ash Hayhurst in June 2019, to share with members of the public and other funeral professionals at Mortlake Crematorium’s Full Circle Festival. Ash hosted a stall with information about funerals for LGBTQIA+ people with Octavian Starr (Unboxd Diversity Solutions, Stonewall Housing) and Ava Richardson (LGBTQ Equality Weddings).
Please note that this guide was written before the Covid-19 pandemic. You can find the latest UK guidance at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus