Extreme Heat Disproportionately Impacts LGBTQ Communities Say Experts
Nguyen, M. (2023). Extreme Heat Disproportionately Impacts LGBTQ+ Communities, Say Experts. PBS.
The author explains how low-income LGBTQ+ communities may experience more adverse health effects due to extreme heat (90° or hotter, often with humidity) as compared with their cisgender or heterosexual peers. Health effects may include asthma or cancer due to poor quality housing and higher levels of air pollution. The article emphasizes partnering with LGBTQ+ communities to foster resilience during extreme heat.