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PRIDE: A Global Discussion on COVID and the LGBTQ Community
Helen Kennedy, Egale Canada; Cece Cox, Resource Center; André du Plessis, ILGA

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Local Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

COVID-19 is affecting vulnerable groups at unprecedented rates, including LGBTQ+ persons who often also grapple with additional barriers to receiving health care, obtaining stable employment, and accessing social services. Among numerous critical needs, a new study pioneered by Egale, Canada's leading organization for LGBTQ+ people and issues, shows that the LGBTQ+ community has been disproportionately impacted financially by COVID-19; substantially higher than the national average. Additionally, LGBTQ+ people are significantly more likely to have a chronic illness or physical disability – and as a result, are more likely to be in self-isolation than other groups. This panel brings together global LGBTQ+ leaders to discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on LGBTQ+ communities and how decision making frameworks and policies can help protect one of the most vulnerable groups in our society.


Helen Kennedy, CEO, Egale Canada
Cece Cox, Chief Executive Officer, Resource Center
André du Plessis, Executive Director, ILGA


Noëlla De Maina, Manager, Political, Economic and Public Affairs at Consulate General of Canada in Dallas

Opening Remarks

Rachel McCormick, Consul General of Canada in Dallas


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