Sweden gets first LGBT-certified funeral home

 
Sweden gets first LGBT-certified funeral home
Sweden's first LGBT-certified funeral home is now a fact. Today the funeral home, with offices in Kungsbacka, received a certification by RFSL in a ceremony, reports Kungsbacka-Posten.

It is Gillis Edman funeral and family law, that has become the first funeral home in the country that is LGBT certified by RFSL.

What does an LGBT certification mean?

- It is confirmation that we have reached a certain level of knowledge of equality and norm criticism and that we have a concrete plan for how we will work on equal treatment of people we meet in our daily work, says the company's CEO, Anna Carin Timgren.

What have you done so far?

- All our employees have passed a six-month long training course by RFSL. The program includes reviewing all of our materials, our facilities, how we work internally with each other, what we say to each other and how we behave. There is no specific measure without a long training programs we have internally.

How will the customers notice it?

- At a moment that is often very difficult, our customers will feel safe and secure in that they do not have to explain themselves, and do not have to come out of the closet when they meet our funeral directors or lawyers. They should be confident that with us will be treated on their own terms.

Why a certification?

- We want to show that we are working systematically with equality treatment and human rights. It creates security for both employees and customers, and we hope more will follow our example.

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