From my friends at the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), a very timely guide for transgender and non-binary people who may find themselves having to navigate the COVID-19 virus, within an already-discriminatory environment in many states in our country with respect to employment, housing, health care, identification, and accessing assistance from government agencies…read more
As we all struggle as individuals and businesses to deal with the effects of this unprecedented global pandemic – and if we truly live the values of #weareallinthistogether – then I believe it is critical to understand the impact the spread of COVID-19 is having on vulnerable communities who may be particularly at risk to the effects of the virus and the economic downturn it has created….read more
It is beyond safe to say that “at-home” life has changed radically for all of us as we cope with the challenges of the day-to-day in the midst of a global pandemic. In keeping with the theme of my recent posts regarding the transgender community and COVID-19, this piece does a wonderful job of bringing into focus the specific and unique challenges faced by transgender and non-binary youth living with the reality of stay-at-home orders…read article
I have posted a number of resources of late regarding the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the LGBTQ, and particularly transgender, community. While that is extremely important, it is of potentially greater significance to recognize the difficulty many a well-meaning person may have in just understanding whom transgender and non-binary people are – a lived experience that is very different from their own. Working from the position that we all genuinely want to do the right thing in our human interactions – even from a safe six-foot distance – this resource, produced by the wonderful folks at The Trevor Project, does a superb job of covering all of the basics.