Research That Matters
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Williams Institute is entering into its twentieth year of conducting research with impact, analyzing the experiences of LGBTQ individuals and using its research to inform public policy. The work of the Institute could not be more important as we respond to this global crisis.
The Williams Institute is uniquely positioned to rapidly provide important analyses of the effect of COVID-19 on vulnerable subpopulations of the LGBTQ community. With a team of social scientists and legal experts, the Williams Institute is working both to highlight the populations most affected by this pandemic as well as to analyze the impact of policies such as Safer at Home directives and the CARE Act.
Our Work So Far
Scholars at the Williams Institute continue to provide valuable information about LGBTQ subpopulations vulnerable to COVID-19. Notably, in the last month we have published three briefs that identify characteristics that may increase the vulnerability of LGBT people who are: food insecure; transgender adults in the U.S. and older LGBT adults in California. Additional analyses are forthcoming. In addition to investigating the risk posed by COVID-19, the Williams Institute has also published a brief on the impact of the CARES Act on LGBT People.
How You Can Help
The Williams Institute needs your help to continue to inform public policies adopted to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your gift to the Institute will strengthen and sustain our capacity to produce our groundbreaking research and meet the challenges of this tumultuous period. Looking forward, your gift will support our ability to evaluate and recommend appropriate policy interventions to address healthcare, unemployment, housing, food instability, and more.
We are so grateful for your support!
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