Lgbti+ Health Equity. A Global Report of 50 Fast-Track Cities
The study included assessments of 50 cities and municipalities from four geographic regions, as well as 275 key informant interviews with people involved in LGBTI+ health issues at the community level who completed an online survey.
Among the study’s revelations was the fact that no region came close to perfect on LGBTI+ health equity indicators, including quality of life, access to care, or nondiscrimination. Moreover, the average global quality of life score for LGBTI+ communities across the 50 cities was 3.2 on a scale of 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent). In terms of access to care, globally, HIV-related services scored a 3.8 on a scale of 1 to 5, but mental healthcare scored just 2.8 and gender-affirming care scored 2.7.