Startling Health Disparities Among LGBT New Yorkers Revealed

Today we revealed the most comprehensive report on the health disparities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in New York City. The report outlines data collected by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is the first to examine how race, ethnicity, gender, poverty and age affect the health of the LGBT communities. Also included in the report are recommendations to right-size the stark imbalances, including the urgent need to collect data on gender identity and expression and in areas outside of New York City.

Our report on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health disparities in New York City reveals inequities in everything from eating disorders, school safety and partner violence to suicide risk, access to medical care, tobacco use among youth and more.

Check out the below infographic with some of our key findings and access the full report here.

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