Intersectional responses for the LGBTI+ community facing COVID-19

Intersectional responses for the LGBTI+ community facing COVID-19


This webinar analyzed the concept of intersectionality and how to apply it in local social policies. The crisis generated by the COVID-19 outbreak is pushing cities to provide immediate responses to an emergency that threatens not only the health of citizens but also social cohesion, economy and infrastructures.


The idea that the axes of inequality operate in parallel has many limitations, both for understanding social reality with complexity and for intervening from public policy. The intersectional perspective gives us tools to think with more complexity about how the different axes of inequality are crossed and what specific vulnerabilities, needs or discriminations result from those crossings.

In this session, apart from analyzing the concept of intersectionality, participants could learn from concrete experiences incorporating the intersectional perspective in the response to the social crisis generated by the COVID-19. In particular, Barcelona, Rosario, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Bogotá, Medellin and Montevideo.

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Video of the session

  • Gerard Coll Planas, Director of the Centre d'Estudis Interdisciplinaris de Gènere, Universitat de Vic and Universitat Central de Catalunya
  • Meritxell Saez, Department of Feminisms and LGTBI, Barcelona City Council
  • Martín Clapié, Director of the Sexual Diversity Office, Municipality of Rosario
  • Sabrina Crespo, LGBTI+ Representative, Sexual Diversity Office, Municipality of Rosario
  • Pamela Malewicz, Undersecretary of Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism, Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
  • Geraldina González de la Vega, President of COPRED, Mexico City
  • David Alonzo, Director of the Sexual Diversity Office, Bogotá City Hall
  • Luz Ángela Álvarez, Secretariat of Social Inclusion, Family and Human Rights, Medellín City Hall
  • Andrés Scagliola, Executive Coordinator of the Secretariat for Diversity, Montevideo City Hall
Session date
Equity, health and care
Supported by
Ajuntament de Barcelona
  • "the democratisation of the COVID-19 is highly questionable”
    Maritxell Sàez
  • “the effects of the disease have been precisely intersectional”
    Geraldina González de la Vega
  • “In Bogota, violence against LGBTI+ children has increased in this period”
    David Alonzo