Researching for LGBTQ Health


QueerCOVIDTO is a study of the mental health of sexual and gender minority people living in Toronto during the COVID-19 global pandemic. This project aims to document the impact of public health measures (for example, social distancing and self-isolation) on 2SLGBTQIA+ (2 Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Agender) people's mental health and well-being; identify how 2SLGBTQIA+ people experience current government and public health responses to COVID-19; document 2SLGBTQIA+ people’s knowledge, practices, concerns, and resilience around COVID-19; explore socioeconomic factors shaping 2SLGBTQIA+ mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 crisis; recognize differences and variations among SGM communities' experiences of COVID-19; and raise awareness among (and issue a call to action to) policymakers and health service sectors regarding 2SLGBTQIA+ health and socioeconomic concerns.