New study explores social impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQI+ community

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“When mental health and social isolation already disproportionately affects our community, it’s vital that we listen to those who are most vulnerable” BY SOPHIE PERRY A new snapshot study completed by LGBTQI+ community research Queer Voices Heard delves into the social impact of the coronavirus pandemic on LGBTQI+ people.  The study, which was undertaken between [….]

HEALTH: Want to perfect your social distancing skills? Here’s how…

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NHS England’s National Advisor For LGBT Health shares their advice for staying well while staying home BY LIZZIE STREETER/DR MICHAEL BRADY. PHOTO ANNA SHVETS It’s really important that everyone follows the government’s guidance on the social distancing measures we should all now be taking to reduce social interaction. These measures have been put in place in order to reduce [….]

Missed out on LBT Women’s Health Week? Here’s a rundown for you 💫

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A week full of events, networking and education all about LBT women’s health BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY RACHEL MANNS For the fourth year running, LBT Women’s Health Week returned to highlight the inequality faced by lesbian, bisexual and trans women in the UK when it comes to healthcare.  While it is well-known that there [….]

LEZ BE SAFE: Staying well while staying in

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A note on looking after yourself and others while practising social distancing BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES ANDREA PIACQUADIO It’s all a little surreal out there, isn’t it? With everything that’s going on in the world right now, it can be difficult to distance ourselves from the constant – somewhat necessary – chatter of the multiple talking [….]

QUEER VOICES HEARD: How is the coronavirus affecting you?

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“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, [….]

VIEWS: Why Bisexual Health Month is (so very) important to me

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APRIL KELLEY: “As a teenager, I presumed bisexuality was only ever a segue into lesbianism” WORDS BY APRIL KELLEY. PHOTOS RYAN DANIELL Every March for the last seven years, the wonderful, Stateside Bisexual Resource Center have been presenting #BiHealthMonth – the campaign I didn’t realise I needed in my life and, in light of the research, [….]

Want to get your body moving (but don’t know where to start?)

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We’ve got you covered with these LGBTQI-friendly sports clubs and communities 🎾⚽️🏀⚾️ BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE GODISABLE JACOB. With spring just around the corner, the sun making the odd (gleefully welcomed) appearance here and there, and that light March breeze, now is a 💯 time to pick up a new sport. First off, you’re not [….]