According to a study
commissioned by the GLBT Health Access Project and conducted
by JSI Research and Training, Inc, only 8-11% of gay and lesbian
individuals sought care at a GLBT-identified health setting.
In other words, 90% of gay and lesbian participants
sought care within mainstream systems.
While research on
GLBT populations has increased in recent years, only 0.1%
of all research dollars goes towards investigating these populations.*
U. (2002). Twenty Years of Public Health Research: Inclusion
of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations . American
Journal of Public Health, 92(7), 1125-1130.