LGBT Community Says Health Report Excludes the "T"

Published: July 15, 2010

A recent report by the mayor’s Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs suggests D.C.’s LGBT population is more likely to smoke, engage in binge-drinking and experience negative mental health.

But some say the report isn’t accurate, since it excludes an important segment of the community.

D.C.’s first study addressing the health of lesbians, gays and bisexuals is titled, aptly enough, the LGB Health 2010 Report.

"But," said Brian Watson, of Transgender Health Empowerment, "it’s sad to say that the ‘T’ is silent."

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