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LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) Needs & Disaster

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This tip sheet discusses the important role of religious leaders in helping to ensure that LGBT disaster survivors have access to culturally appropriate assistance and services.

The tip sheet describes the negative misperceptions LGBT people often face, defines sexual orientation and gender identity, identifies ways for LGBT people to prepare for disasters, and suggests ways religious leaders can model and encourage equitable and respectful treatment of all disaster survivors, including survivors who are LGBT.

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National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN)