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Date updated: August 2, 2019

‘The final closet’: Researcher seeks solutions for long-term care for LGBTQ seniors

Many LGBTQ seniors fear they could face discrimination in their final years

CBC News · 

A Halifax researcher is heading across Canada this fall in an effort to find solutions to the fear among many LGBTQ seniors that if they go into long-term care, discrimination may force them back into the closet.

“There’s a lot of discussion about going into care as the final closet,” said Jacqueline Gahagan, a professor and researcher of health promotion at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

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