COVID-19 Updates for the LGBTQIA+ Community & Beyond

Get Boosted for a Better 2022

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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

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

Our nation is experiencing a collective traumatic event, yet…

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:

Testing Events

Combating Housing Insecurity for LGBTQ+ Youth

  According to the Trevor Project, 25% of LGTBQ+ youth experienced housing instability. LGTBQ+ are 120% more likely to be homeless than their peers. To do our part, MoneyGeek has published content to help this population in need.     Read the articles here:  

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 #GetVaccinated @ACOG @ACOGAction 

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:





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:

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Website:

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:

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:

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
Youth medical clinic

JustUs Health
LGBTQIA health clinic

Family Tree Clinic
LGBTQIA health clinic (telehealth available)

MN Transgender Health Coalition
Transgender health services

Mental Health

LGBTQIA youth mental health services (telehealth available)

JustUs Health Behavioral Health
LGBTQIA mental health services (telehealth available)

Anti-Violence Program (OutFront MN)
Intimate partner violence advocacy and support


Avenues for Homeless Youth
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


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

JustUs Health Behavioral Health
LGBTQIA mental health services (telehealth available)

JustUs Health Behavioral Health
LGBTQIA mental health services (telehealth available)

The Aliveness Project
HIV/AIDS health and wellness services, meal program, and food shelf

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