WASHINGTON D.C. — (12-10-21) — According to a report released by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, at least 20 million adults living in the U.S. could be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
The HRC report released Thursday, analyzes data taken from the Census Bureau where it indicates that approximately 8% of respondents to the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey said they were lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. That’s double the prior estimates taken of the LGBT community’s sizes in the US.
“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,” said Joni Madison, HRC interim president, in a press release on Thursday.
What was also surprising in the report was that more than 2 million adults in the U.S. could identify as transgender, higher than previous estimates of 1.4 million.
Bisexual people represent the largest contingent of the LGBTQ community, according to HRC, where they say that Bisexuals make up 4% of respondents in the national survey.
Last but not least, 2% of participants said they identify with a sexual orientation other than lesbian, gay, bisexual or straight.
Review the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Full Report.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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