Compared with the general public, Pew Research LGBT survey respondents are more liberal, more Democratic, less religious, less happy with their lives, and more satisfied with the general direction of the country. Department of Health and Human Services: Here are the facts Laszlo Szabo: However, their survey responses are represented in findings about the full LGBT population. A third of the countries — or 24 — with such laws are in Africa. A majority in every state in the country support nondiscrimination laws. A number of issues will need to continue to be evaluated and addressed over the coming decade, including:.
Transgender people of color and people with disabilities reported particularly high rates of discrimination from health care providers.
Sexual orientation and mental health. Unique vulnerabilities in health care Inmore than half of LGBT people reported being discriminated against by a health care providers and more than 25 percent of transgender respondents reported being refused medical care outright. Discrimination against LGBT persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders, 1 substance abuse, 23 and suicide.
A call to action To ensure that federal civil rights laws explicitly protect LGBT people, Congress should pass the Equality Act, a comprehensive bill banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit, and federal funding, among other provisions.