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HIV/AIDS and MSM in DC
LGBT Seniors in DC
LGBT Youth in DC
Smoking in our Community
Smoking & HIV/AIDS
Transgender Community

Center Facts: HIV and Men who have Sex with Men in DC

Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) make up a large portion of the people living with HIV in DC In 2008, 16,513 people in DC were living with HIV, and of those, 40% (6,722) were MSM.

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Center Facts: LGBT Seniors in the District of Columbia

A major challenge facing LGBT seniors nationwide and in the District is the threat of discrimination and economic insecurity, as well as a lack of traditional support networks and proper healthcare.

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Center Facts: LGBT Youth in the District of Columbia

Both in DC and nationwide data, youth face emotional and sometimes physical risks as a result of being perceived as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

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Center Facts: Smoking and the LGBT Community

The LGBT community is among the populations most severely impacted by tobacco use. The most recent study suggests the LGBT community smokes at a rate almost 50% to 200% higher than the general population.
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Center Facts: Smoking and HIV/AIDs

With proper treatment, many people living with HIV/AIDS in the District are living longer, more productive lives, but smoking poses a great threat to their long-term health and well-being.

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Center Facts: Transgender Community

In 2006, the District of Columbia added a provision for “gender identity and gender expression” in its Human Rights Act, and therefore explicitly prohibited discrimination against gender-variant people including the District’s transgender community. This population remains, however, marginalized by the discrimination it faces on a daily basis and suffers from being essentially invisible in official data.

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