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Dr. Birx faces call to affirm LGBTQ people won’t face bias in coronavirus relief

Amid concerns a lack of federal protections leaves LGBTQ people open to discrimination, a group of 87 House Democrats are calling on Dr. Deborah Birx to affirm anti-LGBTQ discrimination will be prohibited in coronavirus relief efforts.

The March 26 letter, coordinated by Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) and the LGBTQ Equality Caucus, draws on the assertion LGBTQ people are disproportionately vulnerable to the coronavirus.

“We call on you to keep these considerations in

Coronavirus HIV/AIDS

Deborah Birx Deb Haaland Sharice Davids

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