Gay and lesbian not bisexual
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. Sexual orientation and gender identity questions are not asked on most national or State surveys, making it difficult to estimate the number of LGBT individuals and their health needs. Research suggests that LGBT individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against LGBT persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders, 1 substance abuse, 2 , 3 and suicide.
Am I Gay Or Bisexual?
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
The Division enforces a number of laws that prohibit various forms of discrimination in areas covering education, employment, housing, police practices, and other Department-funded programs. Although these laws do not explicitly refer to sexual orientation or gender identity, they prohibit sex discrimination , which protects all people including LGBTI people from gender-based discrimination, including discrimination based on a person's nonconformity with stereotypes associated with that person's real or perceived gender. The Division enforces Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of , which prohibits discrimination against students on the basis of sex among other factors in public schools, colleges, and universities. The Division, in partnership with the Department of Education, also enforces Title IX of the Education Amendments of , which prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded educational programs and activities.