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LGBT Facts and Statistics

Updated/Revised Date: 17th Jul 2022
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Synopsis: Facts, statistics, surveys, and demographic data analysis relating to LGBT demographics from reliable worldwide sources and authoritative community organizations.


LGBT Demographics

Demography is the statistical study of populations, especially human beings. Demographic analysis studies a population based on age, race, and sex. Demographic data refers to statistical socioeconomic information, including employment, education, income, marriage, birth and death rates, etc. Obtaining precise numbers on the demographics of sexuality and sexual orientation is problematic for various reasons, including the nature of the research questions. Most studies on sexuality rely on self-reported data, and survey type, questions, and setting may affect the respondents' answers.

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Gender-Diverse Youth in Rural Appalachia Exceeds Estimate thumbnail image.
A survey of junior high and high school students in rural Appalachia about gender identity found over 7% shared a gender identity that did not fully align with the sex they were assigned at birth.
Publish Date: 8th Aug 2022 - Updated: 5th Jan 2023
Pathways Into Poverty for LGBTQ Adults Study thumbnail image.
Report by Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law provides exploration of common pathways into and prolonging poverty among diverse population of low-income LGBTQ people in California.
Publish Date: 30th Sep 2020
A Summary of Data on LGBT Suicide for Suicide Prevention Month thumbnail image.
Research shows that anti-LGBT discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBT people are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts.
Publish Date: 6th Sep 2020
U.S. Same-Sex Couple Households - 2005 to 2015 Statistics thumbnail image.
Estimates of same-sex couple households in the American Community Survey including margin of errors for same-sex couple U.S. households.
Publish Date: 15th Feb 2018
US Gay Population Often Overestimated Which Can Influence Gay Rights Policies thumbnail image.
Study reveals the public tends to overestimate American gay and lesbian population, and those who do are less likely to support equal rights measures.
Publish Date: 17th Oct 2017

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Alphabetical list of gender identities.

2Transgender Reporting Guide
How to write about transgender people.

3Glossary of Sexuality Terms
Definitions of sexual terms & acronyms.

4Glossary of Sexual Identities
Definitions of gender related terms.

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