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Past Event

COVID-19 and the LGBTQI Community

The vulnerability of certain populations to the coronavirus COVID-19 has been well publicized—everyone knows seniors and people with asthma, diabetes and certain other conditions are in the most danger from the virus. But less well-known is the virus' impact on LGBTQI communities.

Join us for a discussion with experts about how this virulent disease impacts this community, and submit your questions for our speakers on our YouTube livestream.


This program is generously supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and a collaborative of local funders and donors. We are grateful for their support and hope others will follow their example to support the Club during these uncertain times.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
April 3, 2020

United States

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Sean Cahill
Ph.D., Director of Health Policy Research, Fenway Institute; Affiliate Associate Clinical Professor of Health Sciences, Northeastern University; Adjunct Associate Professor of the Practice in Health Law, Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health; Author, "Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People," Fenway Institute, March 2020
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Roger Doughty
President, Horizons Foundation
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Kenneth Mayer
M.D., Medical Research Director and Co-Chair, The Fenway Institute; Professor of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health; Director of HIV Prevention Research and Attending Physician, Beth Israel Lahey Health; Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Community Health, Brown University
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Scott Nass
M.D., M.P.A., F.A.A.F.P., A.A.H.I.V.S., Program Director, Eisenhower Family Medicine Residency, Rancho Mirage, California; President, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Healthy Equality; Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity
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Michelle Meow
Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and TuneIn; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Host
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John Zipperer
Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host

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