By Kate Sosin
Medical examiners don’t generally note if homicide victims were gay or transgender. As a result, LGBTQ advocates can go months to years without knowing about hate crimes impacting the community. Or worse, they never learn about them at all. A new resolution in Los Angeles County seeks to tackle some of that disparity in reporting. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors adopted a motion Tuesday, September 3, that requires its medical examiners to investigate […]
The number of LGBTQ youth who try to take their own life or are the victim of a hate crime is unimaginable—@TrevorProject points out that 39% have considered suicide. Without data, there's no way to identify disparities in mortality rates.https://t.co/lCk71NI3pR
— Kathryn Barger (@kathrynbarger) September 6, 2019
This important data can be used to provide better care for #LGBTQ people living with critical mental health issues. Thank you supervisors @kathrynbarger and @SheilaKuehl! #Out4MentalHealthhttps://t.co/nCpcjhKjsG
— Equality California (@eqca) September 5, 2019
By collecting data on gender identity and sexual orientation, we can get a fuller picture of mortality rate disparities & develop policies that uplift & meet the unique needs of #LGBTQ individuals.
— Sheila Kuehl (@SheilaKuehl) September 4, 2019