A North West charity says it has found disturbing evidence the pandemic is causing "profound suffering" for LGBT people.
High levels of isolation and limited access to support is taking its toll on the mental health of those affected.
The report found:
42% would like to access support for their mental health at this time
8% do not feel safe where they are currently staying
18% are concerned that this situation is going to lead to substance or alcohol misuse or trigger a relapse
16% had been unable to access healthcare for non-Covid related issues
34% of people have had a medical appointment cancelled
23% were unable to access medication or were worried that they might not be able to access medication
40% of respondents aged 50+ were living alone, putting them a high risk of isolation
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"LGBT people experience a really wide range of health inequalities.