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Funeral Services in the LGBTQ+ Community and the LGBTQ+ Community in Funeral Services

What You Will Learn

  • Demonstrate acquired knowledge of LGBTQ+ identities and experiences with and within the profession
  • Understand the prevalence and impact of LGBTQ+ discrimination within the profession
  • Employ strategies to reach and serve LGBTQ+ clients and families equitably and with cultural competency
  • Apply knowledge to make your funeral home a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ clients and staff

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What You Will Learn

  • Demonstrate acquired knowledge of LGBTQ+ identities and experiences with and within the profession
  • Understand the prevalence and impact of LGBTQ+ discrimination within the profession
  • Employ strategies to reach and serve LGBTQ+ clients and families equitably and with cultural competency
  • Apply knowledge to make your funeral home a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ clients and staff
Date Published

June 21, 2021

Publisher

Ohio Funeral Directors Association

Subjects

Ethics, Funeral Service, LGBTQ+

Questions

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Summary

The relationship between the LGBTQ+ community and the funeral services profession has historically been problematic, often due to stigma, oversight, and lack of education. Queer-identified persons who work within the profession and those who are clients frequently cite experiences of discrimination and exclusion as a result of their identities. This session will demystify queer identities; identify common experiences of exclusion; discuss the funeral profession’s past and present relationship with the LGBTQ+ community; and generate practical strategies to reach and serve more effectively queer-identified clients and staff in the future. The presenters, working within different fields and professions, share a goal of ensuring that LGBTQ+ community members within the profession and those served by the profession are equally supported with inclusivity and protection from discrimination.

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Presenters

Timothy McLoone, LFD & Certified Celebrant

Timothy McLoone is a Licensed Funeral Director & Certified Celebrant for the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home in... Read More

Sara Murphy, PhD, CT

Sara Murphy, PhD, CT, is a death educator, certified thanatologist (Association for Death Education and Counseling), and... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

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Credit

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
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