LGBTQ People Have Become The New Scapegoats For The Coronavirus
A backlash against LGBTQ people is being ignited during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s How Intensive Care Staff Make Sure COVID-19 Patients Don’t Die Alone
“It will be 4 in the morning and one of the nurses is just sat with her patient, stroking their hair or holding their hand."
People Are Still Meeting For Chemsex Under Lockdown And Police Warn The Risks Are Greater Than Ever
“There is a real dark side in terms of perpetrators, and we need to think about how those exploiting are changing their behaviour to take advantage of the current situation.”
Under Lockdown, Parents Are Discovering Their Children Are LGBT And Dumping Them On The Street
“They’re trapped in the house, cooped up, and haven’t got anyone to let their frustrations out on."
A Trans Dad Will Now Go To The Supreme Court To Be Named The Father On His Child's Birth Certificate
"This is about all trans people retaining their autonomy and their right to start a family," Freddy McConnell said after the Court of Appeal rejected his claim.
An Award-Winning Photographer Left Iran To Be Gay. Two Months After Finding Love, He Died Of Coronavirus.
Shahin Shahablou came to Britain to be himself. His talent and sensitivity earned him accolades, and finally he found the man he wanted to be with. But he was struck down by the coronavirus.
A New Law Will End Gender Recognition. Now Trans People Are Speaking Out.
“It’s just horrible," a trans woman from Hungary told BuzzFeed News. "I don’t want to lose good people because of this.”
The British Government Texted People With HIV Telling Them To "Shield" Even Though They Don't Need To
"It's been pretty distressing, and I expect there's many more people trying to get through to their clinics worried about what to do."
During Lockdown, LGBTQ People Are Finding New Ways To Help, Support, And Entertain Others
"No LGBT person should feel that they're alone." As lockdowns kick in, queer groups, celebrities, and charities have stepped up to offer a virtual community like never before.
A Coroner Has Warned That We May Never Know The Number Of UK Deaths From The Coronavirus
“Deaths may not get picked up,” a coroner told BuzzFeed News, because coronavirus tests on the living are “rarer than hen's teeth”.
Here's What A Man Who Spent Three Months Alone In Hospital Wants You To Know About Dealing With Coronavirus Isolation
“I was told there was a 95% probability I was going to die. I would flip between hope and despair." Paul Thorn tells BuzzFeed News how to survive 12 weeks in isolation.
This Man Decided To Stay With His Dad In Isolation From The Coronavirus For 12 Weeks. It Meant Not Seeing His Boyfriend.
"The moment I leave this house I won’t be able to come back, so what do I do?" As vulnerable people are isolated from the coronavirus for three months, Sam Dowler described the agonising choices facing their loved ones.
Survivors Of The AIDS Crisis Are Revealing How We Can Get Through The Coronavirus Pandemic
“I had a boyfriend die in front of me. You either go under or you get stronger.” Across two continents and three countries, survivors of the AIDS crisis reveal how to cope now.
New Scientific Evidence Shows How The Debate On Closing British Schools Unfolded
The SAGE group of scientific experts told the UK government that shutting schools could reduce cases of the coronavirus by "around 10%–30%".
A Coronavirus Helpline Has Been Set Up For Worried People With HIV
“We're offering — if anyone is stuck — to find volunteers and get emergency supplies to people if they need it,” the chief executive of HIV Scotland told BuzzFeed News.
PrEP, The Drug That Prevents HIV, Will Finally Be Fully Rolled Out In England
Exclusive: The Department of Health has committed to funding PrEP after more than half a decade of fighting by sexual health campaigners.
The UK Is Ramping Up Its Efforts To Tackle A Wave Of Chemsex Crimes
Exclusive: For the first time, criminal justice, health, and LGBT organisations will all join together to cope with the rise of serious offending surrounding chemsex.
Hundreds Of Staff At The Guardian Have Signed A Letter To The Editor Criticising Its "Transphobic Content"
"The pattern of publishing transphobic content has interfered with our work and cemented our reputation as a publication hostile to trans rights and trans employees."
The UK Government Has Admitted There Are Supply Problems With The Pneumonia Vaccine
Exclusive: The PPV23 jab is out of stock in many surgeries and pharmacies, prompting concern from doctors about high-risk patients in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
Here's The Latest Advice From Experts About Coronavirus And HIV
“Whenever we see an outbreak of infectious disease it always ends up with minorities being targeted and blamed. That doesn’t ever help."