A new survey of 1,300 LGBT Coloradans finds that the community faces substantial challenges in obtaining access to affordable and timely health care as compared to their heterosexual counterparts. For instance, LGBT respondents “were more likely to report factors that have been associated with poor health outcomes due to workplace and societal discrimination, family and social rejection, and minority stress” and had a harder time finding LGBT-friendly providers or revealing their sexual orientation or gender identity to their provides. “Transgender/gender non-conforming Coloradans endure even greater challenges to accessing, affording, and receiving quality mental and physical health care when compared to transgender people nationwide,” the report concluded.
Here are the results in five graphs:
Read the full report here.