Covid-19 and LGBT. Sexual health: lessons learned, digital futures?
The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to halt its spread have had a profound and long-lasting impact in our societies. However, despite early reporting of the pandemic as a ‘great equalizer’, research has shown that its detrimental effects have been unevenly distributed among populations. In particular, both the virus and social distancing have had a disproportionate impact on LGBT people, who already suffer from higher rates of poor mental health, are more likely to live alone, and require more formal support services. That is, while COVID-19 may have had specific impacts, it has also exacerbated pre-existing inequalities.