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While many Brits fear death, gay people also fear deathly discrimination as new research exposes their fears and the barriers they face upon the death of a loved one.

A joint report by Stonewall and The Co-operative Funeralcare has uncovered poor treatment towards grieving gay people – with one in ten saying they have experienced discrimination at a funeral or when arranging one.

Those in the London and the North were most concerned about receiving poor treatment because of their sexual orientation. More Londoners than any other area believe they will face barriers when planning a funeral or in arranging end of life care.

According to the study, family members and religious leaders were the most likely to discriminate against gay, lesbian and bisexual people.

One in four believe they would face barriers when planning a funeral, with almost a quarter worried about being treated poorly by a funeral director when arranging a funeral. Two out of five feared the reaction they would get from religious leaders or officials while one in five worried about discrimination from family members.

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