“COVID-19 and the LGBTQ+ community: Rising to unique challenges”
It’s amazing how identity politics are still being pushed in higher education, despite such a serious crisis.
Campus Reform reports:
Harvard pushes narrative LGBT community is at greater risk of ‘stress’ during pandemic
There is little question that the coronavirus pandemic has caused immense stress and hardship for millions of people around the world. However, Harvard University Medical School is pushing the narrative that the “LBGTQ+ community” is somehow more impacted by the global crisis.
The Harvard Health Blog published an entry by professor Sabra Katz-Wise outlining the “new forms of stress for the LGBTQ+ community” during this time. The entry, titled “COVID-19 and the LGBTQ+ community: Rising to unique challenges,” outlines the reasons that gay and transgender individuals supposedly face unique challenges.
Katz-Wise works as an assistant professor in adolescent/young adult medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, practices pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and works in social and behavioral sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. According to Harvard Health Blog, Katz-Wise is an advocate for workplace climate, medical education, and patient care reform for LGBTQ+ individuals.
According to Katz-Wise, among the new forms of added stress for LGBTQ+ individuals include “loss of work and income,” “school closures,” and “worries about seeking care for COVID-19 symptoms.” Katz-Wise draws the connection that these forms of added stress come as a result of “minority stress based on anti-LGBTQ+ stigma” that occurred even before the pandemic.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new challenges arise each day for people across the world. Some of these challenges particularly affect the LGBTQ+ community. This unique time calls for LGBTQ+-specific resources and new ways to connect and cope,” writes Katz-Wise.
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