Experts worry monkeypox disinformation will harm LGBTQ+ community

  • Experts worry monkeypox disinformation will harm LGBTQ+ community

    Posted by on August 6, 2022 at 6:55 AM

    Story at a glance LGBTQ+ advocates and public health experts have expressed concern that the framing of monkeypox as a disease that is spread exclusively by LGBTQ+ people through sexual contact will stigmatize and isolate an already-marginalized group. Monkeypox can spread through close or skin-to-skin contact, but it is not a sexually transmitted disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Officials like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) have signaled to their millions of followers online that they believe otherwise.

    Three months since the first case of monkeypox was reported in the U.S., disinformation and harmful

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