My queerness is core and central to who I am and is accepted and welcomed here.
The LGBTQ+ Dementia Advisory Group
The UK is making progress around queerness and dementia with many LGBTQ+ and dementia support groups springing up. I am a core member of the LGBTQ+ Dementia Advisory Group – I’m a lifelong learner and enjoy hearing about other people’s lived experiences.
The LGBTQ+ Dementia Advisory Group creates networking opportunities for people affected by dementia who identify as LGBTQ+, and we also hold webinars to raise awareness.
The group is wonderful – the members are my rainbow family. I have a sense of belonging and connectedness with them. I always know that my contributions are valued and respected.
I grew up in a time when queerness was illegal and sinful. What I’ve learned in 70 years is it’s none of those things. I celebrate my queerness and believe it is a gift to myself and the planet. That’s how I choose to live my life and I’ll be fabulous to the very end.
Find out more about the LGBTQ Dementia Advisory Group.