LGBTQ Health: Data and Reports

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The following resources are from a growing body of information that focuses on lesbian, gay, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) health disparities, social determinants of health, demographics, economic considerations, and plans promoting the health and well-being of LGBTQ people.


Movement Advancement Project
National nonprofit think tank that provides research and reports on LGBTQ people and issues.

LGBT Data and Demographics – UCLA School of Law Williams Institute
Statistics and demographics of LGBT individuals living in the U.S.


2019 Southern LGBTQ Health Survey - Campaign for Southern Equality
Report of the 2019 survey on the health of LGBTQ Southerners.

Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Baseline and Health Disparities Report – Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Report that provides baseline data for the health focus areas in Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 and information on health disparities in Wisconsin; includes a data summary on LGBTQ populations.

Healthy People 2020: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
Healthy People 2020 section on LGBT health including goal, objectives, interventions and resources, and national snapshots.

HHS LGBT Policy Coordinating Committee Annual Reports
Annual reports published by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) LGBT Policy Coordinating Committee on LGBT health.

HIV and Gay and Bisexual Men - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Data on HIV among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.

Issue Brief: Native Gay Men and Two Spirit People - National Alliance of State and Territorial Directors (NASTAD)
Issue brief from 2013 describing key issues that impact risks for HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and viral hepatitis among Native gay men and Two Spirit people.

A Public Health Approach for Advancing Sexual Health in the United States: Rationale and Options for Implementation - CDC
2011 summary of a CDC meeting with sexual health experts.

Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Identity in the United States - CDC
2011 report of data from the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth.

Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Risk Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9-12 - CDC
2011 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) focusing on 2001-2009 data on sexual identity, sexual contacts, and health risk behaviors of youth grades 9-12.

STDs among Gay, Bisexual, and other Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) - CDC
Data on the impact of STDs on MSM. LGBTQ Youth
Data on bullying among LGBTQ youth.

Tips from Former Smokers: LGBT community - CDC
Data on smoking among LGBT people.

Wisconsin Youth Sexual Behavior and Outcomes: 2010-2011 Update – Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Wisconsin data related to sexual risk behaviors and their outcomes among youth.

Transgender People

2015 U.S. Transgender Survey
Report of the 2015 survey on the lives and experiences of trans people in the U.S.

Issue Brief: Native Gay Men and Two Spirit People - NASTAD
Issue brief from 2013 describing key issues that impact risks for HIV, STDs, and viral hepatitis among Native gay men and Two Spirit people.

Transgender People Reports and Resources – Movement Advancement Project
Reports and resources on transgender people and issues.

Last Revised: March 8, 2021