New LGBTQ+ data report shows New York's need for affirming health care

New Yorkers who identify as LGBTQ+ or as gender nonconforming experience higher rates of depressive disorders and a lack of access to health care, according to a new report, underscoring the need for community-based, LGBTQ+-affirming care across the state.

According to the report, released Tuesday by the state Department of Health, the LGBO (lesbian, gay, bisexual or other sexual orientation) population is more likely to be at risk for health complications and not have health providers. A little more than 27% of transgender adult New Yorkers and 24% of LGBO adults do not have a personal health care provider, compared with 20.5% of all adults. About 19% of

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