“We want to know what you think about the Coronavirus, and how the LGBTQI+ community may be affected”
BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE SHARON MCCUTCHEON
Here in the UK, it seems people are finally beginning to take the spread of the coronavirus seriously. Despite what feels like an apparent lack of clarity from the UK government, as we all await the inevitable updates, many people are already taking measures to help slow the spread of the virus.
Measures include washing hands thoroughly and frequently, working from home wherever possible, considering the needs of those most vulnerable and, increasingly important, practicing social distancing – which means many people will be spending significant amounts of time alone in the coming weeks or months.
Crucial to consider of course, is that many of those people will have physical and mental health issues and, as such, the above measures will inevitably impact the day-to-day lives of LGBTQI+ people, as well as the events and activities that are important to our community (the yearly BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival has already been cancelled).
That’s why, Queer Voices Heard are asking those in the LGBTQI+ community to take part in a short questionnaire: “We want to know what you think about the Coronavirus, and how you feel you may be affected,” the social enterprise explains.
“We are a dedicated LGBTQ+ market research social enterprise which aims to ignite meaningful conversations within our community. The survey will take you between five to 10 minutes to complete, and your responses will remain confidential and anonymous.”
A little further incentive – if you complete the Queer Voices Heard you could be in with a chance of winning one of three £50 Amazon vouchers.
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