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Safe spaces are spaces where people can feel protected from physical and verbal attacks, and where they can openly discuss topics related to their identity without having to fear reprisals. Those spaces are rarely if ever perfect. The University of Cape Town (where I carry out my doctoral studies) has been criticised for a lack of sensitivity to transgender needs and rights. Yet, for many trans people these may be the only spaces to live in relative safety in an otherwise hostile social environment. We need to do all we can to contain Covid-19, but it is important that we do not lose sight of the serious safety issues faced by trans people across the world – which might in fact be made worse by coronavirus restrictions.
Reference information: Pedersen, M.A.H. 2020. "Trans people have been hit hard by Covid-19 disruptions – here is why". The Corona Times.