Members of the LGBTQ community have long faced difficulty in the healthcare industry, whether that be doctors' lack of knowledge surrounding their different health issues to discrimination. One crucial shortcoming is the lack of comprehensive research on the LGBTQ community. To date, there are no studies that track individuals' physical and mental health over the course of a decade or more. That is until now.

The PRIDE Study, which hoped to enroll 100,000 participants, aims to study participants' physical and mental health over a 30 year period. "We have a lot of studies that focus on transgender people at young ages and the start of taking hormones," Jamie Feldman told the Star Tribune. "But we really don't have 30 years of following those same people over time."