LGBT Cancer

LGBT Cancer

The dreaded C word is one of those words that haunts all of us. It’s one of those that sometimes makes us wake up in the middle of the night and sweat.

Many of us have lost friends and loved ones to cancer. We all know people who have survived cancer, and survival rates are increasing. One of the keys in dealing with cancer is to have social support. I could not think of few worse things in the world than facing cancer, possibly facing death, alone.

For LGBT people, living in a relatively small and sometimes isolated community, having cancer can have the added burden of a lack of social support, making dealing with your condition that much worse.

I was contacted recently by Darryl in New York who asked that I write about two websites,

www.lgbtcancer.com and www.outwithcancer.com. Darryl, I am happy to plug these sites, even though they aren’t legal matters. People who have cancer need all the help and support they can get. One of the features that particularly struck me was the thought behind the patient intake form on www.lgbtcancer.com, which showed the sensitivity to the needs of LGBT people going to hospital.

Things to Read, Watch & Listen

Anne-Marie Hutchinson Memorial Lecture

I have been given the great honour today of talking about my friend and colleague, the late Anne-Marie Hutchinson, OBE QC (Hons). Speaking at the tail end of this meeting, I have to keep this interesting! I am not going to talk at first about Anne-Marie, but two other inspirational women in my first law… Read More »Anne-Marie Hutchinson Memorial Lecture

Embracing Wellness in Your Daily Routine for Fertility

American guest author Ashley Taylor has written an interest article about having a holistic approach to maintaining your health and addressing fertility issues: In the journey toward maintaining your health and addressing fertility issues, embracing a holistic approach is key. Wellness is more than just a goal; it’s a sustainable lifestyle that intertwines various aspects… Read More »Embracing Wellness in Your Daily Routine for Fertility

Consultation open: Queensland Assisted reproductive technology industry

The Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology Services Consultation Paper is now available and open for feedback until 25 February 2024. This follows the Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women’s commitment to regulate the assisted reproductive technology (ART) industry in Queensland by 2024. The paper is designed to help inform considerations for regulating… Read More »Consultation open: Queensland Assisted reproductive technology industry

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