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LGBTQ People 20 Million Strong In USA

By Charlotte Robinson, December 21, 2021


According to new report from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that analyzed results from the recent U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey at least 20 million adults in the United States could be LGBTQ nearly 8% of the total adult population & almost double prior estimates for the LGBTQ community’s size. The report entitled “We Are Here: Understanding the Size of the LGBTQ+ Community” also suggests that more than 1% of people in the United States identify as transgender which is higher than any prior estimates. Additionally it also confirms prior research showing that bisexual people represent the largest single contingent of our LGBTQ community at about 4% of respondents. Joni Madison HRC Interim President stated, “LGBTQ+ people are here - in every town, in every city, in each & every ZIP code. This data shows what we’ve suspected: our community is larger & more widespread than we could have known up to this point. We’re proud to bring this data to light & set the stage for a future where all the millions of LGBTQ+ people in America enjoy full legal & lived equality. I commend the Biden administration & the U.S. Census Bureau for finally allowing researchers to count us & look forward to seeing the LGBTQ+ community counted in further studies.” Approximately 8% of respondents self-selected lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender when asked about their identity. A further 2% of participants “identify with a sexual orientation other than lesbian, gay, bisexual, or straight.” This could encompass a number of other orientations such as pansexual, asexual & others. The data suggests more than 2 million people identify as transgender which is an increase from prior estimates of approximately 1.4 million. Read Full Report…

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