LGBTQ+ Statistics

A Better Naming Experience

LGBTQ+ Statistics

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Do you find yourself feeling like you’re unsure about how many people identify as LGBTQ+ or the laws and states that protect them? Below are some links that can help you find what you’re looking for by trusted sources.

HRC State Equality Index

Every year, the Human Right’s Campaign (HRC) puts out a state equality index that includes each individual state’s scorecard.

The State Equality Index (SEI) is a comprehensive state-by-state report that provides a review of statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families.

2017’s SEI

How Many Adults Identify as Transgender in the United States

In 2011, Gary J. Gates utilized two state-level population surveys that collected data about U.S. adult population which was used as a foundation for larger sample sizes through the Williams Institute and more recent data (2014) which helped identify transgender people in each state and a variety of different variables.

Williams Institute Study

Growing Up LGBT in America: Supporting and Caring for our Gender-Expansive Youth

Drawing on survey findings from HRC’s groundbreaking survey of over 10,000 LGBT-identified youth, this latest HRC report – produced in partnership with Gender Spectrum – examines the experiences of survey respondents whose gender identities or expressions expand our conventional understanding of gender. It is designed to provide adults with a better understanding of these youth and to help adults find ways to communicate with and support all youth in their lives.

HRC’s Gender-Expansive Report

Nine Stories of Transgender People Who Changed Their Names

Choosing a new name can be a big part of transitioning for transgender and gender non-conforming people, who often aren’t comfortable still being called by their birth name (also sometimes called a “dead-name”). But just like parents choosing a name for their newborn, the decision isn’t always easy.

How They Chose Their Name



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