COVID-19, the LGBTQIA+ Community, and Public Policy, Paperback / softback Book

COVID-19, the LGBTQIA+ Community, and Public Policy Paperback / softback

Edited by Wallace Swan

Paperback / softback

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Explores the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQIA+ communities, and what concrete steps need to be taken to ameliorate its effects. Demonstrate the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted state and local LGBTQIA+ infrastructure, leading to closure of some institutions and reductions in functioning for many others. Examines preexisting challenges for LGBTQIA+ communities in accessing adequate healthcare (including mental healthcare and substance abuse treatment), employment, education, secure housing, and other societal resources. Presents a state-of-the-field overview of health disparities in the LGBTQIA+ community and illustrates the particular need for serious, timely, public policy interventions.