The Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ Community

Thursday, March 26, from 2pm to 3pm EST.   

On March 26, 2020, the National Coalition for LGBT Health held a webinar on “The Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ Community” as part of National LGBT Health Awareness Week. COVID-19 and its unprecedented public health response has certainly impacted our lives in ways we would not have imagined just a few weeks ago. This timely webinar highlights the response of LGBTQ+ community groups and health centers as they support LGBTQ+ communities during this crisis. Speakers explored unique issues for the community, innovative practices in responding to needs, how traditional programming has been modified to meet community needs, and other challenges impacting LGBTQ+ health.

Presenters include:

  • Anthony Fortenberry, CNO, Callen-Lorde Community Health Clinic 
  • Kimberleigh Smith – Senior Director of Community Health and Family Planning, Callen-Lorde Community Health Clinic 
  • Debbie Ojeda-Leithner, Policy Advocate, National Center for Transgender Equality 
  • Quentin Bell, Executive Director, The Nights & Orchids Society 
  • Tyler TerMeer, CEO, Cascade AIDS Project 
  • Dylan Waguespack, Public Policy and External Affairs Director, True Colors Fund 
  • Aaron Tax, Director of Advocacy, SAGE
  • Elizabeth Weglein, CEO, Elizabeth Cooney Care Network 
  • Julie Kruse, Director of Federal Policy, Family Equality Council 
  • Michael Shankle, Senior Director of Capacity Building, National Coalition for LGBT Health 
  • Elaina Perry, Project Associate, National Coalition for LGBT Health 
  • Neal Mody-Bailey, LGBT Intern, National Coalition for LGBT Health

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