Impact of the Fall 2020 COVID-19 Surge on LGBT Adults in the US   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "This report provides new data on the impact of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] on LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] people collected in the fall of 2020. Drawing upon data collected by Ipsos from a nationally representative sample of over 12,000 adults between August 21, 2020 to December 21, 2020, our main finding is that the impact of the pandemic on LGBT communities cannot be fully understood without considering race and ethnicity as well as sexual orientation and gender identity. [...] Questions that measure respondents' trust in government and public health officials regarding COVID-19 show that LGBT people were less likely to trust the Trump administration and pharmaceutical companies' handling of the pandemic and more likely to trust the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state governments, and other public health officials. With a change to the Biden administration, restoring trust in institutions that are critical to successfully vaccinating LGBT communities, and in particular LGBT communities of color, will be critical. Finally, most government data collection efforts focused on COVID-19 do not include sexual orientation and gender identity measures. These omissions [...] hinder efforts to incorporate the needs of LGBT populations into COVID-19 recovery efforts."

Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
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