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Are Gay People More at Risk of COVID?
Posted by Ron
Saturday, November 7th 2020 @ 09:08:41 AM EST

NBC News: Thomi Clinton, CEO of the Transgender Health and Wellness Center in Cathedral City, California, said she has been working 70-hour weeks providing services to the LGBTQ community, which has been hit especially hard as the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly spreads across the U.S.

She said she's seen a rise in transgender people seeking the center's help after they have lost their homes or jobs and have had to go back to sex work to make ends meet.

The social and economic disparities are hitting the transgender community "very hard," Clinton said in a phone interview with CNBC, adding transgender people already faced extra obstacles before the pandemic. "I've also noticed a growth in mental health issues, basically suicidal thoughts and attempt."

Doctors are concerned the pandemic, which has shuttered businesses and schools and left people without jobs, may hit the LGBTQ community harder than most others. (For the full story, Click Here.)

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