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Reducing health inequalities for older LGBTQ+ people

Older LGBTQ+ people have low expectations of health and social care as they age, and fears about facing further discrimination, says Ben Thomas 
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Older LGBTQ+ people have low expectations of health and social care as they age, and fears about facing further discrimination, says Ben Thomas

I recently visited the LGBTQ+ history exhibition Speak Out London – Diversity City .

This fantastic collection of stories, documents and photographs from LGBTQ+ Londoners provided a reminder of how far we have come in my lifetime in reducing stigma, prejudice and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people.

Like society in general, nursing has moved with the times. Nurses know it is illegal to discriminate against anyone because of their sexual orientation, or for being or becoming a transgender person, and we know we should always treat people with dignity, recognising diversity

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