Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities.

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Learn what CDC is doing to protect the health of LGBT: Spotlight on Hepatitis and Gay/Bisexual Men

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LGBT Health Services

Find health services by state and city on CDC’s updated LGBT Health Resources page

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Protective Factors for LGBT Youth:

Information for Health and Education Professionals

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HIV Risk Reduction Tool

Learn about the risk of getting or transmitting HIV and lowering your risk

Page last reviewed: March 28, 2018