Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for LGBTQ Working People

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.

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CDC: Prevention and Treatment
CDC: What to Do If You Are Sick with COVID-19
CDC: COVID-19 Information for Travelers
CDC: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

OSHA: Protecting Workers During a Pandemic fact sheet
OSHA: COVID-19 Control and Prevention
OSHA: Interim Guidance for Business Travelers

WHO: Information and Guidance Regarding the Current Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Johns Hopkins: Coronavirus Statistics and Infection Map


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The AFL-CIO has the most comprehensive state resources page available.

AFL-CIO: Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19


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AFL-CIO: COVID-19 Resources

AFL-CIO: Labor Disaster Relief Programs

UNION Plus: Hardship Benefits

APALA: Protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander Working People

AFA-CWA: Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) Update
AFA-CWA: Communicable Disease Incident Response Checklist

AFSCME: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

AFGE: Latest Guidance on Coronavirus

AFM: COVID-19 Resources

AFT: Resources on the Coronavirus
AFT: Coronavirus: Information for Educators and School Support Staff
AFT: COVID-19—How to Be Prepared: Bulletin for Higher Ed Faculty and Staff
AFT: COVID-19—How to Be Prepared: Bulletin for Public Employees
AFT: Cleaning Tips – Custodians and Others Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ALPA: Coronavirus Information for Flight Crews

AGMA: Updates and Resources for Members Regarding Coronavirus

ATU: Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

BAC: Urgent Resources for BAC Members During the COVID-19 Outbreak

BCTGM: BCTGM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

CWA: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information for CWA Members

IAFF: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
IAFF: Interim Guidance for EMS for COVID-19 in the United States

IAM: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

IATSE: Coronavirus Update Portal

IBEW: COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines for Construction Trades

IFPTE: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Guidance for the Workplace

ILA: OSH Coronavirus Update

IUPAT: COVID-19 Impact Alert: Updates in Our Industry

NALC: Coronavirus Precautions

NNU: COVID-19: What Nurses Need to Know
NNU: Selection of Protective Protective Equipment for Nurses and Other Health Care Workers Caring for Patients with COVID-19

NPMH: COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Information and Resources

NTEU: Agency Coronavirus Responses

OPEIU: COVID-19 Outbreak Resources

RWDSU: Covid-19: What you Should Know and How to Protect Yourself


Seafarers: Important Message to Seafarers

SEIU – Coronavirus Resources

Steelworkers: Coronavirus Resources

Teamsters: COVID-19 Outbreak Resources

TWU: Health and Safety: Coronavirus Resources


UAW: COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources


UMWA:Coronavirus Information and Resources

UWUA: Coronavirus Guidance and Recommendations



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Important Information

LGBTQ Cancer Network: Coronavirus 2019 Information

HRC: The Lives and Livelihoods of the LGBTQ Community Are at Risk Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Trans & Non-Binary Resources

TLDEF: Trans People and Navigating COVID-19

NCTE: The Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Trans People Need to Know

LGBTQ Elders

SAGE: Covid-19 Information
SAGE: SAGEConnect: Connect with LGBTQ elders

Find an LGBTQ Center

CenterLink: LGBT Community Center Member Directory

Find an LGBTQ-Affirming Medical Provider

HRC: Health Equality Index Search
CDC: Health Services for LGBT People
GLMA: Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

HIV Positive Resources

CDC: COVID-19: What people with HIV should know

POZ: Coronavirus Info

Fenway Health: Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People


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AFGE: Helping Labor During COVID-19 Pandemic

Actors’ Equity: Actors’ Equity Curtain Up Fund

AFA-CWA: AFA-CWA Distaster Relief Fund

AFM: AFM Emergency Relief Fund

AGM: AGM Relief Fund

SAG-AFTRA: SAG-AFTRA Foundation COVID-19 Disaster Fund

UNITE HERE: UNITE HERE Education and Support Fund


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Pride at Work: Tell Congress to Pass the HEROES Act

ATU – Help Save the Motor Coach Bus Industry

ATU – Demand Stronger Safety Protections for Transit Workers

ATU – Save Public Transit in Our Communities

Actors Equity – Tell Congress: Protect Theater Professionals Who Have Lost Their Health Care

CWA – Use National Defense Production Act Now

AFSCME – Tell Congress – Fund the Front Lines Now

AFT – Tell Congress – Pass State and Local Aid

IUPAT – Tell OSHA – Construction Workers are Not Expendable

News Guild – Life-Saving News Needs a Stimulus

OPEIU – Use the Defense Production Act to Protect Frontline Professionals and Those They Care For

Machinists – Tell Congress to Support the Paycheck Guarantee Act

AFA/APFA – No Warrants on Workers

NEA – NEA COVID-19 Action Center


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Past Actions

Pride at Work: Demand Congress pass paid sick leave legislation to protect all American workers

CWA: Tell Trump: Use the National Defense Production Act to Protect Essential Workers NOW!

UNITE HERE: Donate to the UNITE HERE Education and Support Fund

AFSCME: Tell Congress: Fund the Front Lines!

AFT: Healthcare Workers Need Protective Equipment Now

Airport Workers United: Protect and Invest in Airport Workers

Actors’ Equity: EMERGENCY ACTION NEEDED: Protect live entertainment workers as they experience loss of work


AFM: Entertainment Workers Need A Relief Package

AFT: AFT’s Top Asks to Congress

CWA: Tell Congress to Pass Paid Sick and Family Leave for All Workers NOW!

IATSE: Tell Congress to include displaced entertainment workers in relief package

IUPAT: Tell Congress: Don’t leave construction workers behind

NNU: Tell Congress: We demand nurses are protected during COVID-19

SAG-AFTRA: Urgent Action Alert: Contact Your Senators Immediately

UAW: Tell Congress: Make Workers’ Well-Being and Economic Security Your Top Priority

UNITE HERE: Action Alert! Congress: Put Workers First!
UNITE HERE: Put Workers First in any Airline & Airport Bailout

Machinists: Urgent: Tell Congress to Save Airline Jobs
Machinists: Machinists Urge U.S. Senate to Pass Coronavirus Response Bill

NEA: Tell Congress to do much more on coronavirus

UNITE HERE: Pay Laid Off Arena and Stadium Workers





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