Dying to Know Day - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Dying to Know Day

Dying to Know Day is an annual campaign that empowers Australians at all stages of life to live and die well. This year we are asking Australians to ‘get dead set’ by taking simple steps to plan for end-of-life.   

Having conversations and thinking about death and dying is important for LGBTIQ+ communities because:  

  • LGBTIQ+ people experience discrimination around their gender, sexuality and bodily diversity and this can impact the quality of care they receive.  
  • An LGBTIQ+ person’s chosen family or support people are sometimes not recognised or included in health care and end of life decisions, so it is important to have conversations early. 

Three ways you can ‘get dead set’: 

  1. Capture your choices in writing. Like a will, substitute decision-maker and guidance on your social media or organ donation. 
  2. Have conversations with loved ones and others so they understand your wishes – and you understand theirs.
  3. Prepare your send-off. Share what you want it to look like so you can be celebrated and remembered in line with your wishes. 

Dying to Know Day Website


August 08, 2022 at 12:00am - August 09, 2022 (AEDT)

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