LGBTIQ+

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Catalyzing Rights and LGBTIQ+

Relevant sources: ICCPR Arts. 2(1), 3, 24(1), 26; ICESCR Art. 2(2); CEDAW Arts. 1-3, 5; CRC Arts. 2(1), 29(1)(d); CRPD Art. 8(1)(b); ICRMW Arts. 1(1), 7; UDHR Arts. 2, 7; The Yogyakarta Principles; The Yogyakarta Principles plus Ten

Core elements of the guarantee during the COVID-19 pandemic include:

  • “Ensure that LGBTI people are not subjected to discrimination or fear retribution for seeking healthcare” (OHCHR)
  • Ensure that “measures to address the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic” take into consideration “vulnerabilities of the LGBTI people” (OHCHR)
  • Ensure that shelters and other services do not discriminate against LGBTI persons and that steps are taken “to include the LGBTI population” (OHCHR)
  • “Acknowledge that LGBT and gender-diverse persons are everywhere and that they are hard-hit by the pandemic” (Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity)
  • “Support the work of LGBT civil society and human rights defenders and learn from their significant achievements” (Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity)
  • “Protect LGBT and gender diverse persons from violence and discrimination . . . and prosecute perpetrators” (Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity)
  • Assess indirect discrimination that “exacerbates stigmatization” (Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity)
  • Ensure “representation . . . in the process of design, implementation and evaluation of COVID-19 specific measures” (Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity)
  • Gather “evidence concerning the impact of COVID-19 on LGBT and gender-diverse persons” (Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity)

Further guidance can be found here: Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity: ASPIRE  Guidelines, Open Letter, Statement

 

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LGBTIQ+

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QC Opens Shelter for Abused Women, Children and LGBTs Philippines

The government of Quezon City “opened one of the first local government unit (LGU)-run shelters for abused women, children and LGBTs.” The shelter “will serve as a temporary shelter for…

SB-932 (California) Communicable Diseases: Data Collection United States

According to this bill, “[a]ny electronic tool used by a health officer . . . for the purpose of reporting cases of communicable disease to the State Department of Public…

Announcement | Our Security Estates are Respectful of Human Rights and Reject all Types of Violence, Xenophobia, Homophobia, Transphobia or Discrimination, Regardless of Who it Comes From (Comunicado| Nuestros Estamentos de Seguridad son respetuosos de los derechos humanos y rechaza todo tipo de violencia, xenofobia, homofobia, transfobia o discriminación, con independencia de quien provenga) Panama

Several government ministries and the Office of the Ombudsperson issued an announcement, noting that acts of hostility, discrimination, violence and unequal treatment against trans persons have been registered in the…

Birmingham City Council Develop Communication Campaign to Support Disadvantaged Communities United Kingdom

The Birmingham City Council’s Public Health Division “developed a communication and engagement campaign to further support BAME [Black, Asian, and minority ethnic], disabled and LGBT communities across the city during…

INFOTRANS Italy

Infotrans “is the institutional portal dedicated to the well-being and health of transgender people,” established through a collaboration between the Italian “Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) which oversaw its creation…

Davao’s LGBT Community Completes Rice Distribution Philippines

The “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community” of Davao City, as part of its involvement in Davao City’s COVID-19 response, distributed “sacks of rice to the barangays.” The community “was…

Gov. Wolf Announces Inclusion of Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation or Expression in COVID-19 Data Collection United States

The Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania “has chosen to work with Sara Alert, a new data collection platform and has requested a system modification to the platform…

Measure to Address Increased Vulnerability Due to the Coronavirus Sweden

The government “intend[ed] to adopt an ordinance on government grants to allocate SEK 100 million to non-profit organisation activities addressing increased vulnerability resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19” which would…

COVID-19 Recommendations to Ensure Access to Health for Trans, Transvestite, and Non-Binary Persons in the Context of the Pandemic (COVID-19 Recomendaciones Para Garantizar el Acceso a la Salud de las Personas Trans, Travestis y No Binarias en el Contexto de la Pandemia) Argentina

The Ministry of Health published a set of recommendations, in line with their Gender Identity Law, aimed at providing care to “trans, transvestite, and non-binary” individuals in the context of…

Outdoor Emergency Shelters Add to Urgent Work Protecting People Experiencing Homelessness from COVID-19 United States

The City of Portland, JOIN, and “a team of providers and advocates” announced the opening of three “Outdoor Emergency Shelters [which] will operate like temporary tent villages — offering not…

Supreme Decree that Extends the State of National Emergency due to the Serious Circumstances that Affect the Life of the Nation as a Result of COVID-19 and dictates Other Measures (Decreto Supremo No. 064-2010-PCM, Decreto Supremo que Prorroga el Estado de Emergencia Nacional por las Graves Circunstancias que Afectan la Vida de la Nación a Consecuencia del COVID-19 y dicta Otras Medidas) Peru

Following an initial decree (Supreme Decree 057-2020, April 2, 2020) that permitted only one person per nuclear family to leave the house for designated reasons (the purchase of groceries and…

Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill: Equality Impact Assessment United Kingdom

The government carried out Equality Impact Assessments to consider the impact of the urgent measures contained in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (March 2020) and in the Coronavirus (Scotland)(No. 2) Bill…

Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth Emergency Grant United States

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth awarded more than $18,000 “in emergency grants to combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ youth.” Recipients included individual youths as well…

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