Queer and Present Danger Understanding the Disparate Impacts of Disasters on LGBTQ Communities
Méndez, M. (2021). Queer and Present Danger: Understanding the Disparate Impacts of Disasters on LGBTQ+ Communities. UC Irvine School of Ecology.
The speakers discuss marginalization of the LGBTQ+ community during disasters, especially in the context of climate change. Disaster plans which do not incorporate considerations for LGBTQ+ communities may exacerbate the trauma of a disaster (e.g., injury, loss of loved ones, or loss of possessions). The speakers recommend inclusion and funding of LGBTQ+ people in preparedness policy, while also maintaining grassroots engagement among community members.