Chapter 2: How discrimination and oppression can impact grief
Unrecognized and unsupported grief
Often, when I am out in the world, it feels like I am the only one who is like me.
As a 2SLGBTQ+ person, there may be many times when your grief feels unrecognized or discounted. You may experience losses that are very common, but you do not receive the acknowledgement or support that a heterosexual person would. You may also experience losses that are less common or that are viewed as less significant or important. Click here for some examples of these losses.
Death or advanced illness of a partner or spouse.
Miscarriage, pregnancy loss, and stillbirth.
Surrogacy and adoption loss.
These losses are explored in more detail in the following sections.