Ensuring Inclusion of LGBTI People in COVID-19 Response Efforts

Many long-standing inequalities and vulnerabilities impacting LGBTI people globally are magnified by the COVID-19 crisis. Governments must take action that specifically aims to include LGBTI people in policy responses to ensure no one is left behind. This is an opportunity to get back on track and radically shift “business as usual” to benefit the most marginalized and furthest left behind. 
Only if States and other stakeholders address the unique challenges of stigma, discrimination, violence and criminalization faced by LGBTI populations, inside and outside of the pandemic, will the 2030 development agenda be a reacheable goal.
We invite you to read this statement by the LGBTI Stakeholder Group on COVID-19. (También en español)

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