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Public Health Reports: Sexual and Gender Minority Status and Firearms in the Household: Findings From the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Surveys, California and Texas

In a recent article in Public Health Reports, University of Southern California Programs in Public Health and UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health researchers examined the presence and storage of firearms in homes of LGBT persons. Researchers used data from the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System from California and Texas to assess the association of sexual orientation and gender identity with having firearms in the home. LGBT respondents had significantly lower odds of reporting firearms in the home than their heterosexual peers. Findings call for further research to examine whether lower odds of firearms in the home are protective against suicide deaths among LGBT populations.

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