Equal marriage, unequal funerals

Despite tangible progress in social attitudes and legislation, the grief of many gay and lesbian people who lose their spouses still goes unrecognised

Losing a partner can be especially difficult in the UK if they happened to be a member of the same sex. Why, in a country often considered the best place in Europe to be gay, is there still such inequality? Panagiotis Pentaris, a specialist in the study of gay widows and widowers and a PhD Researcher in Faiths & Civil Society at Goldsmiths College, gave me his take on the situation. Continue reading “Equal marriage, unequal funerals”

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