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California to collect data to investigate how Covid-19 is spreading in the LGBT+ community.
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California to collect data to investigate how Covid-19 is spreading in the LGBT+ community.

Governor Newsom called today’s announcement a move in the right direction. According to CBS Sacramento, California will be the first State in USA to track Covid-19 cases also on the basis of sexual orientation to understand how to help the LGBT+ community which - according to advocates - has been devastated by this pandemic. Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) worked with LGBT+ civil rights organisation Equality California to advocate for the collection of this data and introduced the Senate Bill 932 in May to require it. The bill passed the Senate on June 25 and is set to be heard in the Assembly Committee on Health in August. SB 392 would not only require the state to collect sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data for coronavirus, but also for all major communicable dis...
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