Policy Brief The Need for Equitable Disaster Response for LGBTQ Communities

Goldsmith, L., Raditz, V., and Méndez, M. (2021). Policy Brief: The Need for Equitable Disaster Response for LGBTQ+ Communities. University of California, Irvine.
This policy brief describes the impact of disasters on the LGBTQ+ community, especially focusing on legal, physical, and psychological impacts. Key findings include: federal disaster preparedness and response programs may be inequitable, LGBTQ+ families are often unrecognized in plans and policies, and faith-based organizations providing disaster relief may put LGBTQ+ people in a vulnerable position.
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