Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Targeted support is needed to overcome the impact of COVID on transgender and non-binary people

This year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) on May 17 provides a moment to reflect on how COVID-19 affected the economic and mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world. While the pandemic has caused widespread disruptions in people’s lives across the board, it appears to have had a disproportionate impact on the economic and mental well-being of sexual and gender minorities, such as transgender and non-binary people (those who identify with a gender identity that is neither entirely male nor entirely female).

Using the 2020 COVID-19 Disparities Survey data collected by the social networking app Hornet with the World Bank and other partners... Read More