NDIN Tip Sheet: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) Needs & Disaster

Disasters affect an entire community without regards to individuals’ specific needs or circumstances, including sexual orientation. Religious leaders best serve an affected community by focusing on every survivor’s unmet needs in a respectful and dignified manner. Your leadership may be needed to ensure that LGBT survivors receive full access to assistance programs and services during all phases of the disaster lifecycle, but especially in relief and recovery programs.