The quality of health care, and health itself, is different between gay and straight populations in California. And the Center for Health Policy Research at UCLA is trying to figure out why.
People in the LGBT community often have health insurance, but don't appear to seek out health care as much as straight people. Surveys indicate discrimination is among the reasons.
The health policy center recently put out a brief on the situation.
One of the authors, Dr. Allison Diamant, visits with more detail on the findings.