COVID-19
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Disclaimer: The list below illustrates our current findings. We will be updating this and all other COVID-19 related resource pages as we discover more information. The information provided here and on other pages has been taken as directly as possible from their original sources, all of which have been linked appropriately.

LGBT Tech does not endorse the companies listed below. We simply want to make as many resources as possible available to those who need them.

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide

Published by the National Center for Transgender Equality, this comprehensive resource provides information on LGBTQ+ affirming medical providers, housing, mental health services, financial assistance, workers rights under COVID-19, as well as specific resources for families and immigrants. The Guide also includes links to  national and regional mutual aid and emergency funds throughout the United States.

Data for Good: COVID-19 Updates

Facebook has recently updated their Data for Good program to include resources for health professionals working to track COVID-19's movement among populations. Data for Good now includes three new types of Disease Prevention Maps - co-location maps, movement range trends, and social connectedness indexes - to help inform disease forecasting efforts and protective measures. Facebook has also included a prompt on their platform encouraging people in the US to participate in a voluntary survey from Carnegie Mellon University Delphi Research Center designed to help health researchers identify COVID-19 hotspots earlier.

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

In addition to their lists of LGBTQ+ affirming healthcare providers, GLMA has provided statistics and resource lists for healthcare professionals and individuals working to keep LGBTQ+ communities safe and healthy. COVID-19 resources can be found at the top of the linked page.

LGBTQ Employees and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Out & Equal, an organization dedicated maintaining LGBTQ+ rights in the workplace, has released a guide for employers on LGBTQ+ communities and COVID-19. The guide contains 5 sections that cover the risk COVID-19 presents to people living with HIV or AIDS, risks to the LGBTQ+ community in general, lack of paid sick leave for LGBTQ+ employees, the impact of COVID-19 on transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, as well as the mental health challenges LGBTQ+ communities face in light of the virus. The sections offer overviews of the topics followed by steps employers can take to help their LGBTQ+ employees. The guide is also available as a PDF.

National LGBT Cancer Network

In addition to basic resources for preventing the spread of the virus, the National LGBT Cancer Network has provided a considerable amount of research covering COVID-19's particular impact on LGBTQ+ communities. The Network has resources for LGBTQ+ communities on preventing the spread of the virus, as well as special precautions LGBTQ+ individuals should to take to avoid contracting it. They also have resources for organizations as well as communities and individuals.

5 Tips for Telehealth

In addition to their other resources for combating COVID-19, USTelecom has created this resource to educate individuals about telehealth. The 5 Tips for Telehealth one sheet is available as a PDF, and additional resources on telehealth and telemedicine are available on the web page.

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