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Monkeypox is hitting LGBTQ communities hard. Leaders want more help

Monkeypox is hitting LGBTQ communities hard. Leaders want more help
  • LGBTQ leaders are demanding more test kits, vaccines and additional health workers to limit the outbreak.
  • Some LGBTQ critics have accused government officials of being slow to tackle the outbreak because it primarily affects LGBTQ men, a community that has long faced discrimination and limited care when it comes to health crises.
  • They are also concerned that non-LGBTQ people who may be vulnerable to monkeypox will not receive adequate information about the virus if it is only considered an LGBTQ disease.

Health care and LGBTQ leaders warn monkeypox will continue to spread among gay people and other Americans if nothing is done to address vaccine shortages and help health professionals fight the virus. They are demanding more test kits, vaccines and additional health workers to contain the outbreak.

Some LGBTQ critics have accused government officials of being slow to tackle the outbreak because it primarily affects LGBTQ men, a community that has long faced discrimination and limited care when it comes to health crises. They are also concerned that non-LGBTQ people who may be vulnerable to monkeypox will not receive adequate information about the virus if it is only considered an LGBTQ disease.