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CDC tracks health and wellness of LGBT Americans




A gay man holds the gay and lesbian flag with the US flag during a recent demonstration in West Hollywood, California
A gay man holds the gay and lesbian flag with the US flag during a recent demonstration in West Hollywood, California
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Yesterday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a long anticipated look at the health of Americans that describe themselves as gay, lesbian or bi-sexual.

The report is the first large-scale government survey of this kind.

It offered an analysis of key public health issues such as smoking, drinking, medical coverage and overall well-being.

Gary Gates is with UCLA’s Williams Institute and is a recognized expert on the geography and demography of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population.

We'll talk to him about the report, and what's its importance.