Post submitted by Viet Tran (he/him/they/them), former HRC Press Secretary
HRC's research with PSB Insights shows LGBTQ people have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
The United States reached a grim milestone of surpassing 300,000 deaths caused by COVID-19.
It is impossible to know how many LGBTQ people have contracted the virus, as many states do not collect data on sexual orientation or gender identity. HRC has long called for LGBTQ-inclusive data collection in order to understand the full impact of health crises, like COVID-19, on the community. assistance.
HRC, in partnership with PSB Insights, has been tracking the economic impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ community. Key findings include:
HRC has also launched a way for people to record a message of love, loss or support to share with the HRC community as part of COVID-19 National Day of Remembrance on October 4. To record a message, text “COVID” to 472-472 (Msg&data rates may apply. Recurring msgs. txtSTOP2quit. HELP4info).
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