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Queer people are dying because of persisting discrimination -- and it's not always blatant or aggressive, according to LGBTQ2S+ advocacy group

Queer people are dying because of persisting discrimination -- and it's not always blatant or aggressive, according to LGBTQ2S+ advocacy group Fondation Émergence.

"This fear of living through discrimination and not being treated respectfully prevents LGBTQ+ people from getting the help they need," explains Olivia Baker, a program manager with the foundation. "They might delay interventions, and they might be reluctant also to disclose their sexual orientation and gender identity when it might be important for the medical professional to know that."

Fondation Émergence educates, informs and sensitizes people to the lived experiences of those who identify with a broad range of sexual orientations.

It says there's a long way to go before LGBTQ2S+ people can feel safe in the presence of a doctor, and studies have proven that phobia reduces the quality and length of their lives.





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