Providing LGB people with appropriate support was considered highly valuable. Some support services were considered to be very heteronormative, yet LGB specific support services weren’t always welcomed as ‘the answer’. Instead, it could be seen as being dismissive.
Louisa (left) Ellen (Right)
Ellen has recently been treated for breast cancer. In this video Ellen and Louisa laugh and chat about how some of the care provided to make women ‘feel better’ wasn’t quite appropriate for themselves.
Laetitia identifies as a ‘queer women’. She has also been treated for breast cancer, and reflects how support groups didn’t really connect with identity.
Adam is undergoing treatment for lymphoma. He talks about how it’s assumed that just because he’s gay that the ‘LGBT community’ will meet his needs, rather than the healthcare professionals themselves.