Tag Archive | COVID 19

Pakistan: Slow COVID-19 vaccine take-up among trans people

Pakistan: Slow COVID-19 vaccine take-up among trans people

Nasira Manojee, an HIV-positive transgender woman from Karachi, had to ignore her friends’ advice, and overcome her own worst fears, before getting vaccinated against COVID-19. “I knew I was doing the right thing as I have faith in the top-notch doctors who are urging everyone to get vaccinated,” said Manojee, 42, who has been taking […]

US: CVS changes vaccine forms after trans anger

US: CVS changes vaccine forms after trans anger

A US pharmacy chain has changed its online registration forms for COVID-19 vaccinations, after transgender people complained about being asked to declare their birth sex, highlighting a heated nationwide debate about trans rights. CVS Health Corp, which has administered millions of vaccines in the United States, said it was scrapping a “sex assigned at birth” […]

Opinion: Disclosing HIV Status after Covid-19 Vaccine

Opinion: Disclosing HIV Status after Covid-19 Vaccine

A Vaccine for My Shame By Jonathan Cohen It has often been said that COVID-19 reveals all manner of injustices, from hazardous work to overcrowded nursing homes to domestic violence. But with the increasing availability of the vaccine in wealthy countries, COVID-19 reveals something else; the intimate details of our pre-existing health conditions. Last month, […]

LGBT+ Pride marches planned as COVID-19 vaccinations increase

LGBT+ Pride marches planned as COVID-19 vaccinations increase

Some of Europe’s biggest LGBT+ Pride marches are being planned for later this year, as mass COVID-19 vaccinations raise hopes of a post-pandemic return to the streets, organisers said on Friday. In Britain, where the government said a ban on big events would be lifted in June if cases fall sufficiently, Pride organisers in Birmingham, […]

Israel: Homophobia soars amid COVID lockdowns

Israel: Homophobia soars amid COVID lockdowns

Homophobia and transphobia surged by 27% in Israel during the COVID-19 pandemic, as lockdowns trapped gay and transgender people at home with abusive families, one of the country’s oldest LGBT+ rights groups said. The Aguda received a record 2,696 reports in 2020 – up from 2,125 the previous year – with sharp increases among people […]

Tbilisi Georgia: Trans nurse fights COVID-19 and stereotypes

Tbilisi Georgia: Trans nurse fights COVID-19 and stereotypes

Sitting in an office at a Tbilisi hospital treating COVID-19 patients, transgender nursing assistant, Gabriela Romanova, cuts a remarkably positive figure for someone on the frontline of the worst pandemic in a century. “Every day here is the best day for me,” the 29-year-old told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, during a break from her duties, […]

LGBT+ funding lags as COVID-19 needs support

LGBT+ funding lags as COVID-19 needs support

Global funding for LGBT+ issues is expected to lag, as demand for support for the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates the hardships and discrimination faced by LGBT+ people, philanthropy researchers said on Thursday. A Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) survey of 24 major donors showed their funding for LGBT+ causes would rise to $90 million this year, up 20% […]

Everyman Cork: The doors are closed but the Everyman remains open

Everyman Cork: The doors are closed but the Everyman remains open

The Everyman has taken the decision to shut their building, and postpone further ‘Play It by Ear’ live audio broadcasts, for a short period, to ensure the safety of artists, arts workers, and staff.  Once Upon a Time with The Everyman Panto Stars will remain available as a pre-recorded video stream until Sunday 31 January, and Gare […]

CORK: UCC – Call for Research Participants

CORK: UCC – Call for Research Participants

Call For Research Participants UCC are currently seeking participants aged 18 and over to take part in a study examining the impact of Covid-19 on access to HIV services in Ireland. If you would like to participate, or would like further information, you can email here [via Cork Gay Project]

Safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people with HIV

Safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people with HIV

As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out around the world, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates have sought to reassure those living with HIV that they can safely get the coronavirus vaccination. Some countries have recommended that HIV-positive people should be given priority for vaccination against COVID-19, once the most at-risk groups – the elderly and […]