Media maven Sue O’Connell made her weekly appearance on Boston Public Radio on Friday, where she discussed concerns for what at-home learning could mean to thousands of LGBTQ and underprivileged youth who rely on social services and support from schools.

In particular, she called schools an “essential lifeline” for LGBTQ kids, who deal with disproportionately high levels of food and housing instability, and she said more needs to be done to expand vital resources.

“There’s an enormous infrastructure that now suddenly everybody is really concerned about, and I would just like to point [out] that if we get on the other side of [the coronavirus pandemic], let’s be concerned about it when we get back to school, because we need more robust services for LGBTQ kids to support them.”