COVID Conversations: COVID-19’s Impact on the LGBT Community


In this edition of COVID Conversations, Faith and Hope Hospice Los Angeles, talks with Reid Vanderburgh, MA, about the impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ Community. 

In this conversation, we discuss: 

  • Common challenges and unique needs of LGBTQ+ individuals accessing healthcare
  • Common concerns the community face with life-limiting illness and end of life 
  • The impact of discrimination 
  • New challenge from COVID-19
  • Advance Directives
  • … and more


~ SAGE Hotline: 877-360-LGBT 

  • PFLAG: The United States’ first and largest organization uniting parents, families, and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. 

About Reid Vanderburgh, MA:

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During the course of my 15-year career as a therapist, I worked with over 450 clients who were asking, “How do I want to live my life?” For most, the context was gender identity. Either they, or a loved one or coworker, were deeply examining their relationship to gender and sought me out for guidance along their journey. I heard a lot of stories. I also have my own transition journey to add to the knowledge I’ve acquired. I enjoy using my knowledge to benefit others, through consultation and education. Contact me if you’re in need of training or consultation around trans issues. I have supervised therapists, conducted workshops, and led trainings about many aspects of trans experience. 


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