COVID-19 has affected many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in Jamaica with seven in every eight person indicating it has had financial, social, mental or emotional impact on them.
Over the last couple weeks, since the first case was reported, a number of people have reached out to us at J-FLAG, WE-Change, Transwave Jamaica and Equality Youth JA for assistance with food and other daily expenses. Through donations received, we were able to assist a little over two hundred persons in Kingston & St Andrew, St Catherine and St Elizabeth with care packages but, as you can imagine, this is not enough.
We desperately need your help to provide assistance to those who are unable to work and have lost their income and those who are homeless as this is a really difficult time for many people.
In April, an online survey conducted among over 200 LGBTQ people found that due to COVID:
- 24.24% of LGBTQ people have lost their job;
- 29.29% are unable to afford to pay rent, utilities and other bills; and
- 30.3% are unable to buy groceries.
The #GiveOneHelpOne campaign seeks to raise funds to prepare and distribute care packages with food and toiletries to LGBTQ Jamaicans who are in need.
We need your help to support those who desperately need our help. Your donation will go a far way in helping those who are in need during this time.
Thank you so much for your kind donation. We truly appreciate your kindness and support in this difficult time.
Jaevion, Shawna, Neish & Raihn from
J-FLAG, WE-Change, Transwave Jamaica and Equality Youth JA