Showing your ID is required for nearly everything in Hungary. Getting IDs that reflects trans Hungarians' gender identities may become simply impossible.
“I’m a universal donor. Every time I see one of those emails that’s frantically calling for people to donate, it’s very frustrating.”
HHS is reportedly going forward with this plan, which has been in the works for about a year, as America deals with coronavirus.
The FDA eased its restrictions on donations from men who have sex with men. But the blood banks on the ground still say they can't take their blood and plasma.
Queer people are twice as likely to report being much worse off now than they were in 2019, in the face of the pandemic shutting down most businesses.
“Those who were already vulnerable—whether you’re an immigrant, undocumented, or because of your gender identity and sexuality—the pandemic has amplified that."
“We’re not the kind of organization that can just turn to a rainy day fund and get through this unscathed.”
"Our community’s gone through so many things, and to be taken out by this virus... I just can’t accept it."
The decision to dial back the ban but not eliminate it shows just how arbitrary it really is.
LGBTQ groups are now suing the state.
"Some of our clients have not been told what COVID-19 is or how to stay safe,” an immigration advocate told VICE. “None of them can social distance."
How discrimination, collective health problems, and limited access to doctors make LGBTQ communities especially vulnerable to COVID-19.