Record 10% of US Americans Identify as LGBTQ+
A new study has found that a record 10% of US Americans identify as LGBTQ+. The findings come from the Household Pulse Survey, which is a joint effort between the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Labor. The survey polled adults in the United States and found that nearly 8% of the total adult population identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. A further 2% of Americans identified as Queer, or with a sexual orientation other than lesbian, gay, bisexual, or straight. This is almost double prior estimates of the LGBTQ+ community’s size.
US Americans More Comfortable Identifying as LGBTQ+
The survey’s findings suggest that the LGBTQ+ community is growing and that more Americans are comfortable openly identifying as queer. This is a positive trend, as it means that more people are feeling free to be their true selves. It also indicates that society is becoming more accepting of LGBTQ+ people as a whole.
Previously PRRI’s “American Values Atlas” study suggested that only 4.4% of US Americans self-identified as LGBTQ+. The present estimates nearly double that number – and it could still be an underestimate.
Joni Madison from the Human Rights Campaign said that “LGBTQ+ people are here – in every town, in every city, in each and every ZIP code. This data shows what we’ve suspected: our community is larger and more widespread than we could have known up to this point.”
The Number of People Who are Openly Transgender is Growing
The study also showed that more than 1% or more than 2 million US Americans identify as transgender. This is also a record high, and it represents a significant increase from previous estimates. The transgender population has grown in recent years, due in part to more people feeling comfortable coming out and living openly as their true selves as society becomes more open.
California and Texas Home to the Most LGBTQ+ Residents
The states with the largest number of LGBTQ+ adult residents are California and Texas, with an estimated 2.6 million and 1.7 million respectively. Bisexual people make up the largest single demographic, at about 4% of respondents. This goes to show that LGBTQ people live in all parts of the US, regardless of political leanings or geography.
2020 US Census Data on LGBTQ+ Demographics for the First Time[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]
According to new data from the 2020 US census, there are 543,000 same-sex married couples and 469,000 same-sex unmarried partners or cohabiting households in the United States. Although this is a tiny amount when compared to the 61.4 million opposite-sex married and eight million opposite-sex unmarried partners or cohabiting, it is still significant in its historical importance.
This is the first time that the US Census has collected data on sexual orientation and gender identity. This is a major step forward for the LGBTQ+ community, as it finally recognizes their existence and validates their experiences. It also provides valuable information that can be used to help improve the lives of queer people across the country.
This data is important because it can help policymakers better understand the size and scope of the LGBTQ+ community. It can also be used to target resources and create programs that meet the specific needs of the LGBTQ population.
What A Growing LGBTQ Population means for The USA’s Future
These findings are significant because they show that the LGBTQ+ community is larger and more diverse than we previously thought. However, these findings suggest that the queer population is growing and that more people are feeling comfortable openly identifying as LGBTQ+. This is a positive trend that indicates society is becoming more accepting of LGBTQ+ people as a whole.
As the open queer population continues to grow, it is important that we continue to fight for equality and inclusion. Only by working together can we create a world that is truly inclusive of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.