Tag Archive | COVID 19

India: ‘Invisible’ trans community struggles as coronavirus shuts life down

India: ‘Invisible’ trans community struggles as coronavirus shuts life down

India’s coronavirus lockdown leaves transgender people at heightened risk of poverty and ill-health, because they exist on the margins of society […] activists and community members said on Tuesday. The warning came as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the country of 1.3 billion, where the virus has claimed at least […]

LGBT+ homeless fear violence as coronavirus shuts US shelters

LGBT+ homeless fear violence as coronavirus shuts US shelters

The coronavirus is causing the closure of homeless centres across the United States, putting LGBT+ people without housing at increased risk of suicide, health complications or hate crimes, according to homelessness experts. Homeless centres said they have been forced to shut their doors in order to follow safety precautions over social distancing as enforced by […]

UK: Trial of HIV medicine, steroid as possible COVID-19 treatments

UK: Trial of HIV medicine, steroid as possible COVID-19 treatments

(Reuters) – Scientists at Britain’s Oxford University have started a clinical trial to investigate the effects of an HIV medicine and a steroid drug in UK patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus. The first patients have already been enrolled for the trial within the country’s National Health Service, the researchers […]

HRC: Unique LGBTQ Vulnerabilities During COVID-19

HRC: Unique LGBTQ Vulnerabilities During COVID-19

On Friday, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organisation, published a research brief outlining health and economic risks faced by the LGBTQ community during the COVID-19 public health crisis.  This brief provides critical data for policymakers and community advocates working to address the health and […]

COVID-19: UN Warns Against Human Rights Abuses During Emergency

COVID-19: UN Warns Against Human Rights Abuses During Emergency

UN human rights experts* have urged States to avoid overreach of security measures in their response to the coronavirus outbreak and reminded them that emergency powers should not be used to quash dissent. “While we recognise the severity of the current health crisis and acknowledge that the use of emergency powers is allowed by international […]

Cork: The Gay Project – Today – Remote/Virtual Social Spaces

Cork: The Gay Project – Today – Remote/Virtual Social Spaces

As you know, because of COVID 19, the Gay Project in Cork have decided to close their Community Common Room until the 29th March. In the interim period, they will be putting Skype meetings in place, so that you can continue to benefit from their service remotely or virtually. Their next meeting will be held […]

Cork: The Gay Project – COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Cork: The Gay Project – COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

The Cork Gay Project has this message for its service users: “In light of the Government’s decision to close schools and other public buildings, we will be closing the Gay Project Community Common Room from until March 29th. This means all groups and activities will not take place, and staff will, where possible, be working […]