Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for LGBTQ Working People

i Mar 20th 1 Comment by

Coronavirus ResourcesLGBTQ working people have seen a major impact – both in their health and their checkbooks – by COVID-19 pandemic. LGBTQ people have higher rates of smoking, a risk factor, as well as higher rates of cancer and other immune-compromised conditions, which are risk factors for worse health outcomes when contracting this virus. Additionally, LGBTQ working people are more likely have jobs in industries being hit hard by the crisis, such as creative, transportation, service, and others. We’re also more likely to be in low-wage and hourly jobs that are seeing massive layoffs and hour reductions. New studies have found that LGBTQ working people are 36% more likely to have lost work during the epidemic than non-LGBTQ working people.

The labor movement has mobilized to protect all working people in these turbulent times and we want to be sure you have the latest information available. Below, you can find general information about the virus and information about what unions are doing in response to COVID-19 as well as LGBTQ-specific resources and actions you can take to ensure all working people get the help they need in this crisis.

Read Pride at Work’s update on coronavirus.

This list will be updated as more resources come online.