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The COVID-19 Pandemic and LGBTQ Students

May 24, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has hurt LGBTQ students in unique and troubling ways, according to a new report by the Point Foundation and the Williams Institute at University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law.

For example, LGBTQ students were more than twice as likely to have lost student housing than non-LGBTQ students (15 percent versus 6 percent, respectively). Nearly half of LGBTQ students who moved home during the pandemic were not out to their families about their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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