COVID-19 Updates for the LGBTQIA+ Community & Beyond

Check back every week for the latest COVID-19 information tailored for the LGBTQIA Community

Get Boosted for a Better 2022

As 2021 finally comes to a close, we end the year in better shape…

Tips for Gathering Safely this December

With 2021 drawing to a close and the winter holiday season in…

The Omicron Variant and Digital Vax Advocacy Toolkit

December has brought the unwelcome news that a newly-discovered…

COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Children

With the autumn season in full swing, those of us in Minnesota…

Sept. 30: Gender, Human Rights, and COVID-19 Webinar

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 1 - 2 p.m. The coronavirus…

Sept. 24: What Can We Learn from Crisis? Leadership, Post-Traumatic Growth and COVID-19 Webinar

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Our nation is experiencing a collective traumatic event, yet…

Sept. 23: Systemic Racism, Disparities and Health: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latino Health

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Date and Time: September 23, 2020, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CST The…

A Marathon…not a Sprint

The anxiety around maneuvering a “new normal” because of COVID-19 is impacting us all.  It’s understandable to feel weary. Some tips to help:

  • Save your energy.
  • Understand your risks and what you can do to limit them.
  • Take breaks when information becomes overwhelming.
  • Practice social distancing and follow recommendations to feel safe.
  • Stay home if you’re feeling sick.
  • Reach out to any of the Minnesota mental health support lines: https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/get-help/mental-health.jsp

Testing Events

Types of COVID-19 tests!

Many Minnesotans are getting tested for COVID-19 this time of year! We provide at-home saliva PCR tests, as well as free in-person testing sites at no cost to you. Depending on the testing site, you can get a rapid nasal swab test, a saliva PCR test, or both. Rapid antigen nasal swab tests are available […]

COVID-19 and Pregnancy

COVID-19 continues to spread in our communities. If you’re pregnant, recently pregnant, breastfeeding, or considering pregnancy, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends getting your vaccine and booster! Learn more at acog.org/covid-FAQs #GetVaccinated @ACOG @ACOGAction 

Medication for COVID-19?!

Did you know there are medication options to treat COVID-19? Treatment can help your body fight the virus so you get better faster! It’s for people who are at higher risk for severe illness, including hospitalization or death. Visit health.mn.gov/covidmeds or talk with your health care provider.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Start by checking out this page as well as our Facebook page. Each week, we will be posting about the latest testing sites, current information as well as COVID resources for the LGBTQIA+ Community.

Yes!  The Minnesota Department of Health publishes new testing sites every week.  While some of them require an appointment — Most of these resources are free.  Bookmark our page to get the updated listings – or you can also find out more by visiting the MN Department of Health’s COVID-19 Response Website at the links below:

English: 
https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick/testing-locations/index.jsp

Spanish:
https://mn.gov/covid19/assets/Where-can-I-view-my-test-results_Spanish_Final_tcm1148-443404.pdf

Somali:
https://mn.gov/covid19/assets/Where-can-I-view-my-test-results_Somali_Final_tcm1148-443401.pdf

Hmong:
https://mn.gov/covid19/assets/Find-Testing-Locations_Hmong_Final_tcm1148-443410.pdf

Pfund Foundation awards scholarships for individuals in our community who have a need.  Please contact development director Aaron Zimmerman at [email protected] for more details.

To ensure we move resources as efficiently as possible and respond to needs of communities most impacted, we are not considering restricted donations at this time.

Many organizations, including Pfund Foundations have made temporary funding available to community members in need.  Start by looking through the resources here including the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance website at the link below.  We will also post other resources on this site and on our Facebook page as they come available.

Food & Child Care Assistance:
Need help with food or child care, employment resources or connections for health care or housing assistance, please visit Apply MN: https://applymn.dhs.mn.gov/online-app-web/spring/public/process-login?execution=e2s1

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Website:
https://uimn.org/applicants/help-support/comm-organizations/index.jsp

If you are facing eviction and live in Dakota County, you can also find information on Eviction prevention assistance here:

Dakota County Eviction Prevention Assistance: https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/HomeProperty/Evictions/Pages/eviction-prevention-assistance.aspx

Yes.  Your local county or tribal human services office is a good place to start if you have questions about Minnesota Health Care Programs.  Check out Minnesota’s Tribal and County Directory here:

https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/people-with-disabilities/health-care/health-care-programs/contact-us/county-tribal-offices.jsp

Minnesota LGBTQIA COVID-19 Community Resources

Download the latest Resources put together by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Medical and Health Care

Face to Face
651-772-5555
Face2face.org
Youth medical clinic

JustUs Health
612-373-9160
Justushealth.org
LGBTQIA health clinic

Family Tree Clinic
651-645-0478
Familytreeclinic.org
LGBTQIA health clinic (telehealth available)

MN Transgender Health Coalition
612-823-1152
Mntranshealth.org
Transgender health services

Mental Health

RECLAIM!
612-235-6743
Reclaim.care
LGBTQIA youth mental health services (telehealth available)

JustUs Health Behavioral Health
612-373-9160
Justushealth.org/clinic
LGBTQIA mental health services (telehealth available)

Anti-Violence Program (OutFront MN)
612-822-0127
Outfront.org/crisis-anti-violence
Intimate partner violence advocacy and support

Housing

Avenues for Homeless Youth
612-522-1690
Avenuesforyouth.org
Housing and supportive services for youth including LGBTQIA youth

Adult Shelter Connect
612-248-2350 (phone only)
Housing and shelter resource hotline

Download a copy
of our Resources

HIV/AIDS

Minnesota AIDSLine
612-373-2437 or 800-248-2437
HIV/AIDS resource hotline

JustUs Health Behavioral Health
612-373-9160
Justushealth.org/clinic
LGBTQIA mental health services (telehealth available)

JustUs Health Behavioral Health
612-373-9160
Justushealth.org/clinic
LGBTQIA mental health services (telehealth available)

The Aliveness Project
612-824-5433
Aliveness.org
HIV/AIDS health and wellness services, meal program, and food shelf

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