People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender LGBT are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities. Source: CDC.
Is 10% of the population really gay? | Society | The Guardian
Boston — A new report from Boston Indicators and The Fenway Institute finds that young Massachusetts residents are much more likely to self-identify as LGBT than in previous generations, but they still feel many of the social pressures and discrimination of the past. However, members of the LGBT community still face widespread discrimination and are at greater risk for depression, homelessness, and food insecurity. Researchers compiled public data, existing research, and interviews from listening sessions in an effort to capture a first-of-its-kind examination of the LGBT community in Massachusetts. We hope the analysis presented here illustrate opportunities we have to promote greater equity for our communities.
On early Sunday morning, 49 people were killed and 53 injured inside Orlando's gay nightclub Pulse. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has renewed his call for a "Muslim ban" while Democrat Hillary Clinton responded by demanding tougher legislation on gun control. As condolences and policy proposals stream in, we took a look at the history and make-up of the community hit by this tragedy. Analyzing the conclusions of eleven studies, Gates theorizes that there are approximately 9 million members of the LGBT community in America today.
Check out our interactive infographic to see progress toward the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Health objectives and other Healthy People topic areas. Improve the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT individuals. LGBT individuals encompass all races and ethnicities, religions, and social classes.