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New Canadian Study Examines the Effects of COVID On the LGBT2Q+ Community

The study is attempting to determine if members of the LGBT2Q+ community are at greater risk of developing COVID-19 or other chronic diseases.

Through community health monitoring, the studies will be carried out by the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC), which is based out of Vancouver. Research into the effects of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ2+ community will begin in November, while research on chronic disease in the community will follow in 2021.

Researchers say members of the LGBTQ2+ community can face different levels of discrimination and stigma that manifests into poor mental health, which can in turn lead to differential outcomes in terms of chronic health.

Todd HarmerCTV News Vancouver Island

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Author: Taysha Jarrett

Taysha Jarrett is the Community Engagement Advisor for Rebellious Unicorns and the Copy Editor for Kelowna.LGBT