24th Feb, 2020

Hospices hold free LGBTQ+screening and end of life care talk

SOLIHULL and Birmingham Hospices are holding a free lesbian film screening at Birmingham’s Midland Arts Centre (MAC) where they will be discussing end of life care for people from the LGBTQ+ community.

The CineQ screening of award-winning 2011 road movie Cloudburst, starring Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukaki, will take place on Saturday February 15, from 2pm – 4.30pm.

These two Oscar-winning actresses tackle the issue of an American gay marriage playing a longtime lesbian couple forced to cross the border to Canada in order to make their 31-year relationship legal.

Solihull’s Marie Curie Hospice is running the event in conjunction with other local Hospices including St Mary’s Hospices, John Taylor and St Giles.

After the show there will be a panel discussion and Q&A around about how organisations can be more accommodating for LGBT people and what specific LGBTQ+ needs are.

Amy McNaughton-Brown, fundraising engagement lead at Marie Curie’s West Midland’s Hospice in Marsh Lane, Solihull said: “The various local Hospices have been working closely together over the past year to look at how we can be more accommodating for people who identify as being part of the LGBTQ+ community and how we can engage this group better and make our services more accessible.”

Last year Marie Curie had a float at Birmingham Pride for the first time which the charity aims to do again this May.

Anyone interested in going can reserve your ticket online at: macbirmingham.co.uk/event/cineq-cloudburst

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