We’re excited and honored to take part in Queen City Pride this year as it celebrates a community near and dear to the hearts of our staff. Our team believes it’s important for the community to understand that we are an inclusive organization inside our walls, among our staff, and outside among the families we serve.
Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium will have a booth at the Queen City Pride event from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 19. The event takes place at Arms Park in Manchester, NH.
Regardless of race, age, gender (identity), religion, orientation or system of beliefs, our goal is providing support and guidance to families experiencing a loss. We also help all families celebrate the lives of their loved ones in a personalized and dignified way that truly honors the spirit of the life they lived.
In addition to all the fun goodies and giveaways attendees love getting at Pride celebrations, the Phaneuf team will be providing (via a touchless QR Code) useful information for the LGBTQIA+ community regarding funeral planning, ensuring your final wishes are carried out how and by whom you choose. You can access the information at this link.
Information also includes the legal matters surrounding documentation of death and who is allowed access to those documents. Couples who identify as partners but are not yet married or have a civil union have rights available to them when their significant other dies. Education around “what to do” before a couple is in crisis mode is very important to us.
We’ll also have information on gender identity and death certificates. We know there’s lots to see and do at events, so we wanted to make it easy for attendees. All you have to do is use a QR code scanning app on your phone, and you can check out the information once you get home. (There are several free scanning apps available for Android and IOS phones.)
At the booth, representatives of Phaneuf will answer all of your questions. Our booth will showcase many other ways we have been involved in the Manchester community and statewide over the years. We want people to know we are allies, and we are here for the entire community, not only in times of emotional suffering, but also in times of joy and giving!
Thank you Queen City Pride for inviting us to the festivities!