Report: Vulnerability Amplified: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTIQ

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OutRight Action International, a leading international LGBT human rights organization, has issued a pioneering report titled “Vulnerability Amplified: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTIQ people” which documents the effect of the pandemic on LGBTIQ people.

Based on almost 60 rapid research interviews conducted with LGBTIQ people in 38 countries from around the world (including Lebanon), the report shows that the challenges faced by LGBTIQ people during these challenging times are not only specific but amplified compared to the broader population.

Some of the challenges documented in the report include:

  • Devastation of livelihoods 
  • Disruptions in accessing health care
  • Elevated risk of domestic and family violence
  • Social isolation and increased anxiety
  • Scapegoating, societal discrimination and stigma
  • Abuse of state power 
  • Concerns about organizational survival

The report explains these challenges and gives important highlights on the effect of the pandemic on LGBTIQ people and provides recommendations for governments, donors and civil society groups.

You can download the full report on this LINK.

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