Over 75,000 LGBT DREAMers - 36,000 Have Participated in DACA


Source: The Williams Institute
Published: 2017-02-21 - Updated: 2017-02-28
Summary: Information on LGBT involved with Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act and those enrolled in DACA.


The Williams Institute estimates that there are over 75,000 LGBT DREAMers in the U.S. and over 36,000 have participated in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), including 24,000 who renewed in the program.

DACA allowed undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before the age of 16, and met other requirements, temporary work authorization and protection from deportation for a renewable two-year period.

In LGBT DREAMers and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Dr. Kerith Conron and Policy Analyst Taylor N.T. Brown, provide information on LGBT people involved with the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act and those enrolled in DACA. The vast majority of these LGBT DACA participants live in California, Texas, Illinois, New York, and Florida.

"Policies related to immigration and migration impact LGBT people -- including those who are foreign-born, as well as their US-born partners and children," said Dr. Kerith Conron. "DACA allows many younger LGBT immigrants to pursue education, to earn a living, and to contribute to the US economy."

DACA participants report, on average, a 45 percent increase in hourly wages, from under $12 per hour pre DACA enrollment to over $17 per hour afterwards.

Many also report getting a job with improved working conditions after enrolling in DACA.

The majority (92 percent) of DACA participants report pursuing educational opportunities that they would not have been able to access prior to participation in DACA.

Related Sexual Diversity News from America information.

Send us your coming events & LGBT related news stories for publishing on SexualDiversity.org

Full List Here

In July 2017, President Donald Trump announced, "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US Military..."


While non-LGBT students struggle most with school classes, exams, and work, their LGBT peers say the biggest problem they face is unaccepting families.


District of Columbia residents can now choose a gender neutral option of their drivers license.


80% of gay and lesbian youth report severe social isolation and 42% of people who are LGBT report living in an unwelcoming environment.


According to the Williams Institute about 46% of those in same-sex relationships have college degrees. This may not sound particularly surprising until you consider that the number for heterosexual couples is close to 30%.


80% of gay and lesbian youth report severe social isolation and 42% of people who are LGBT report living in an unwelcoming environment.

US Gay Population Often Overestimated Which Can Influence Gay Rights Policies


Review of Intersex, DSD Medical and Social Treatment in UK


Women Appear Younger When Eyes, Lips and Eyebrows Stand Out


Cite This Document