Saturday, May 2, 2009

Counting LGBT People in Health Studies - Update

Thanks to the hard work of the National Coalition for LGBT Health , Woolverine, and many people who called their senators, 7 more senators signed on to Sen. Whitehouse's (D-RI) call for the National Institutes of Health to start asking survey respondents about their sexual orientations and gender identities.
That data will be invaluable for investigating health disparities affecting sexual and gender minorities (both adverse and beneficial), and also identifying the causes of those disparities.

Send your thanks to Senators
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Jack Reed (D-RI)
Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA)
Chris Dodd (D-CT)
Ed Kennedy (D-MA)
John Kerry (D-MA)
Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

Canada does it.
Massachusetts does it.
California does it.
Why can't all states benefit from this information?

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