COVID-19 and the human rights of LGBTI people

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This resource is relevant to humanitarian and development practitioners working with LGBTI communities and in the COVID-19 response because it highlights the ways in which pre-emergency marginalisation manifest in vulnerability and further marginalisation in the wake of non-inclusive pandemic response policies.

This brief newsletter from April 2020 from the OHCHR covers the impacts of COVID-19 and COVID-19 responses on LGBTI people around the world. The newsletter focuses on the ways in which biases against the LGBTI community intersect with response efforts, such as de-prioritisation of healthcare services that LGBTI people need in order to boost COVID-19 repsonse; discriminatory legislation that hinders LGBTI people from accessing care or social safety nets; and work and livelihood implications.

The newsletter concludes with over-arching recommendations for policy makers and states.

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"Decisions about scaling back services should be medically-based and data-driven, and should not reflect bias against LGBTI people."

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This brief newsletter from April 2020 from the OHCHR covers the impacts of COVID-19 and COVID-19 responses on LGBTI people around the world. The newsletter focuses on the ways in which biases against the LGBTI community intersect with response efforts, such as de-prioritisation of healthcare services that LGBTI people need in order to boost COVID-19 repsonse; discriminatory legislation that hinders LGBTI people from accessing care or social safety nets; and work and livelihood implications.

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