HRC Says Bi Women Forgotten in Health Stats

prideflag_blogThe Human Rights Campaign signed on to a statement calling for better statistical tracking of data that is more inclusive of bisexual women, among others who are forgotten in the inclusion of BLGT data.

The story, submitted by Jean Freedberg, details the HRC’s involvement with the Commission on the Status of Women which is meeting this week in New York.

“We are very concerned with the exclusion of lesbian and bisexual women, as well as transgender and intersex persons, from development benefits, in part due to inadequate data collection and analysis,” the statement began. “In fact… data on our welfare is often neither counted as relevant, nor—indeed—counted at all.”

The statement called for governments to take adequate steps to collect the data, to ensure that it is safe and confidential, and to analyze it separately and discretely to ensure that barriers to inclusion of LBTI  are removed, and that no groups are left behind as governments create their development policies.

Read the story on the HRC website by CLICKING HERE: http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/hrc-calls-for-better-lgbt-data-collection

Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]