Marginalized populations around the world are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Due to systemic discrimination and structural inequities, LGBTQ+ and racialized communities experience ongoing health disparities amid unstable housing, employment discrimination, low income, barriers in healthcare access, harassment, and violence. Globally, 70 countries still criminalize consensual same-sex sexual acts between adults.
To address substantial gaps in the pandemic response, we are rapidly mobilizing with global research partners to implement a community-engaged, peer-delivered online intervention (#SafeHandsSafeHearts) with diverse LGBTQ+ populations to reduce risk and promote wellbeing in the pandemic—in India, Thailand, and Canada.
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3Qs at the U Ep. 6 with Science Sam and Peter Newman
How to Have Sex in an Epidemic Redux: Reinforcing HIV Prevention in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Parvah is a short film on the lives of lesbian, bisexual, and trans-masculine persons highlighting their challenges during the pandemic. Produced by Project Samajh, a unique initiative of The Humsafar Trust and UNAIDS.
Project Samajh has created a social media campaign addressing the specific knowledge needs of the LGBTQ+ community. The objective of this campaign is to make the community aware about the risks of COVID-19 along with HIV, STIs, OIs, other comorbid conditions and mental health problems. The campaign also seeks to inform and empower community members with various support and coping mechanisms. It is our belief that raising awareness a...
Professor Peter Newman explains why a “one size fits all” approach to the pandemic further marginalizes those who are LGBTQ2SIA+
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#SafeHandsSafeHearts — A Community-Based eHealth Intervention
#SafeHandsSafeHearts, Toronto — Racialized & LGBTQ+ Communities
DW Interview with Peter Newman
COVID-19 has divided the world. Most recently, between the vaccinated and un-vaccinated. Many American companies, from Google to CNN and United Airlines have made the vaccine compulsory for staff. The alternative - look for a new job. In Germany, free corona-virus tests are coming to an end. Unvaccinated Germans will have to foot the bill, if they want to eat out or go shopping. In France, a quarter-million people protested against tightening rules against the unvaccinated. They say liberty is at stake. It's their body their choice. The French government is trying to speed up its vaccination drive, by making life for the non-vaccinated more complicated. Access to trains, domestic flights and restaura...
Intensified Debate over COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
Radio Karantin - Serbia (interview)
LGBTQI+ Health Symposium
#SafeHandsSafeHearts RCT Research Protocol
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