Helping People at Risk Due to COVID-19
TransNewYork wants to help those in the LGBTQ community who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are very concerned about the health and welfare of the members of the community. Our concern goes beyond that of being infected with the virus and the risks that go along with it. We are concerned with the mental well-being of the community members who already suffer from anxiety and depression.
TransNewYork is Working to Help Those in Need Who have been Impacted by this Pandemic.
TranNewYork is now raising money intending to assist the LGBTQ community to get through this crisis. Through your donations, TransNewYork will be able to:
Establish a 24/7 Mental Health Hotline to help members of the LGBTQ community cope with the Covid-19 Coronavirus effects.
Implement a Virtual Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Treatment plan for the LGBTQ community
Establish a Workforce Development Plan for the LGBTQ community to help them reestablish employment
You can donate to TransNewYork through the Donate button at the top of the page. You can also click here to donate.
COVID-19 and its Impact on the LGBTQ Community
COVID-19 and the quarantine associated with it impact the LGBTQ community, particularly the transgender community, in many ways.
Access to and De-prioritization of required health services
Given overloaded health systems, treatment of LGBTQ people may be interrupted or deprioritized, including HIV treatment and testing, hormonal treatment, and gender-affirming treatments for trans people. Decisions about scaling back services should be medically-based and data-driven, and should not reflect a bias against LGBTQ people.
Domestic violence and abuse
Stay-at-home restrictions have confined many LGBTQ youths in hostile environments with unsupportive family members or co-habitants. Confinement with an unaccepting family can increase their exposure to violence and their anxiety and depression.
Access to work and livelihood
LGBTQ people are more likely to be unemployed and to live in poverty than the general population. Many in the LGBTQ community work in the informal sector and lack paid sick leave, unemployment compensation, and coverage. Additionally, due to discriminatory paid leave policies that do not cover all genders equally, LGBTQ people may not be able to take time off from work to care for family members.
We appreciate your past and future support. Together we can make a difference in the LGBTQ Community.
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