Providing Effective Services to Members of the LGBTQI2-S Community Following Disasters Public Health Emergencies and Mass Fatality Events
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. (2017). Providing Effective Services to Members of the LGBTQI2-S Community Following Disasters, Public Health Emergencies and Mass Fatality Events.
Terrorist incidents such as the Pulse Night Club Shooting in June 2016 illustrate how important it is for emergency managers and disaster responders to understand and provide culturally competent disaster assistance to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQI2-S) community; particularly if members of the community are targeted or impacted by a particular disaster. This document lists barriers community members may encounter after an incident and strategies for helping them access services. Links to related resources are provided at the end. Spanish version also available: https://files.asprtracie.hhs.gov/documents/lgbtqi2-s-spanishfac-handout-la-county-dmh-7-17-18-final.pdf