COVID-19 Transgender & Non-binary Community
We want our Florida trans / non-binary community and their families to feel safe—both from the virus and from any unique problems we may face directly caused by this dangerous virus. Transgender/non-binary people already face many challenges in obtaining quality and informed health care. Also, transgender Floridians experience a disproportionate rate of HIV infections, that complicate the symptoms and treatment of the virus.
Equality Florida urges everyone to put together a plan of action that not only takes into account basic health care needs but also your specific needs as a trans / non-binary person.
“The transgender and non-binary community deserve the same quality healthcare that all Americans need in this time of crisis. At this critical time of global pandemic, we must be informed and proactive in developing an individual healthcare plan and having reliable health care providers that we can trust,’ said Gina Duncan, Director of Transgender Equality at Equality Florida. “One's gender identity or expression should not be a deterrent in obtaining quality health care, so vital in this unique time in human history.”
Navigating Covid-19 and Chest Binding (Metcalfe and Arnold)
National Transgender Lifeline Crisis Line (Staffed by Transgender Individuals) 1-877-565-8860 http://www.translifeline.org/
Crisis Help: The Trevor Project 24 Hour Telephone: 866-488-7386 http://www.thetrevorproject.org/