Reuters - A picture book for second graders about a family with two moms. A lesson for fourth graders about Gold Rush era stagecoach driver Charley Parkhurst, who was born a woman but lived as a man. These are just some of the ways U.
About 1. As the national debate escalates over accommodations for transgender people, the new figure, though still just 0. Gates, a demographer and former research director of the group that did the analysis, the Williams Institute at the U.
By Katy Steinmetz. For centuries, being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in America meant hiding at least part of who you were. The years since have brought a rapid social transformation, with LGBT Americans increasingly accepted throughout society and accorded many—though far from all—of its legal protections.
The San Francisco metropolitan area has a higher percentage of adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender than any other city in the country, a new survey found. The other high-ranking cities in the Gallup survey included Portland, Ore. Since the Census Bureau has never asked people about sexual orientation, the Gallup analysis is the most detailed portrait of LGBT demography yet.
Surveys show a shockingly high fraction think a quarter of the country is gay or lesbian, when the reality is that it's probably less than 2 percent. One in ten. It's the name of the group that puts on the Reel Affirmations gay and lesbian film festival in Washington, D.
See our cost of living calculator. America has become a far friendlier place for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Sincewhen Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, another 35 states and the District of Columbia have done the same.
Here are selected data on assorted topics related to same-sex couples living in the same household and sexual orientation. According to the census, the number of same-sex married couples nearly tripled between andwhile the number of same-sex common-law couples rose As a result, married couples represented about 3 in 10 same-sex couples innearly twice the share of
Among states, the highest percentage was in Hawaii 5. These results are based on responses to the question, "Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender? As was outlined in the first report of these data in October, measuring sexual orientation and gender identity can be challenging because these concepts involve complex social and cultural patterns. There are a number of ways to measure lesbian, gay, and bisexual orientation, and transgender status.
Click below to become a member of MAP. Laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation primarily protect or harm lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. That said, transgender people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual can be affected by laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation.
There are signs that American society is increasingly willing to acknowledge the transgender community. In February, no less a cultural force than Facebook added more than 50 custom gender options — from gender nonconforming to pangender — for its users. But counting the transgender population nationally remains a steep challenge.