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Picking the right Gay-Friendly Funeral Celebrant. {module_referreraddress,,Go Back}

Picking the right Gay-Friendly Funeral Celebrant.

By Equally Wed - Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

It’s something we have never touched on before, but it needs to be talked about. Funerals. You might think why talk about funerals on a wedding website, well we detail why and why picking the right gay-friendly celebrant can make a huge difference especially when it comes to the transgender, non-binary, gender-queer and gender-fluid community.

When someone passes away you typically conduct a funeral and memorial ceremony soon after, we all know that but having the right person conducting the ceremony can be just as important as a wedding celebrant. Understanding and sensitivity are values you would hope your celebrant will possess especially is you are a closeted and rely on the celebrant to understand your decision.

Appropriate Language

Will be a factor when delivering the speech which will have an impact especially if the funeral is for a transgender or non-binary person. Does your celebrant understand non-binary or gender-queer or gender-fluid? Do they understand that they may want to be referred to as pro-nouns such as “they”, “them” or “their”? And, how would that feel if the celebrant refers to them as “she” or “he” throughout the ceremony if the deceased has made it clear throughout their life they wish to be called “they”, “them” or “their”?

Feeling Safe

Speeches

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