Report identifies Disparities in Health and Human Services for the LGBT Community in New York
On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, the New York State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health and Human Services Network (the Network), the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation and the Hunter College LGBT Institute issued a report on New York’s LGBT health and human services disparities titled, A Blueprint for Meeting LGBT Health and Human Services Needs in New York State. In addition to documenting well known healthcare concerns of the LGBT communities, the report documents evidence-based approaches and recommendations that government and non-governmental agencies can implement to achieve equity in these areas for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people throughout New York State.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (the Center) has been a member of the Network since its founding in the mid-1990’s. The Network is supported and administered by the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation and consists of over fifty LGBT-specific and LGBT-supportive nonprofit groups and organizations that provide health and social services to LGBT New Yorkers and their families.
Several current and former Center staff are acknowledged as contributors for their assistance in producing the Blueprint including Terry Boggis, Carrie Davis, Jenny DeBower and Barbara Warren. The complete report may be read at Pride Agenda or at Hunter College.
For more information: The Center’s Community Services and its antecedents have provided youth, adult and family Services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities for over 23-years. Additional details can be found at the following – Youth: www.gaycenter.org/youth, Adults: www.gaycenter.org/health, and Families: www.gaycenter.org/families.