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    Attraction, Identity and Sexual Experiences of Adult Offspring of Lesbian Parents

    Nanette Gartrell, Henny Bos, Audrey Koh
    March 2019

    The children of lesbian parents are more likely to report same-sex attraction, sexual minority identity and same-sex experiences.

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    Impact of the Equality Act on LGBT People in the U.S.

    The Williams Institute
    March 2019

    Millions of LGBT people in the U.S. would gain civil rights protections under the Equality Act.

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    Adult LGBT Population in the US

    Williams Institute
    March 2019

    An estimated 4.5 percent of the adult population in the United States–approximately 11,343,000 people–identify as LGBT.

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    Sexual and Gender Minorities in Western Kenya

    Bianca D. M. Wilson, Soon Kyu Choi, Laima Augustaitis, Laura Jadvin-Cakmak, Leah C. Neubauer, Gary W. Harper
    January 2019

    Economic empowerment, LGBT acceptance campaigns and access to menstruation supplies among the greatest needs for the country’s sexual and gender minorities assigned female at birth.

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    Sexual Orientation Enumeration in State Anti-Bullying Laws and Suicide

    Ilan H. Meyer, Feijun Luo, Bianca D. M. Wilson, Deborah M. Stone
    January 2019

    Anti-bullying laws that explicitly protect youth based on sexual orientation are associated with fewer suicide attempts among all youth.

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    Discrimination Against LGBT People in Kansas

    Christy Mallory, Brad Sears
    January 2019

    Approximately 72,600 LGBT adults in Kansas are vulnerable to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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    Data in Review 2018

    The Williams Institute
    December 2018

    Take a look at some of the most groundbreaking and informative findings to come out of the Williams Institute in the past 12 months and how they relate to the year in LGBT news.

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    LGBT Access to Prescription Medications

    Brad Sears, Kerith J. Conron
    December 2018

    LGBT people in California are more likely to delay getting the prescription medicines they need or to go without them entirely.

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    Gun Violence and LGBT Adults

    Kerith J. Conron, Shoshana K. Goldberg, Winston Luhur, Wynn Tashman, Adam P. Romero
    November 2018

    Approximately 19 percent, or 1.9 million, LGB adults report having a gun in their home, compared to 35 percent, or 85 million, heterosexual adults.

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    Coming Out Milestones

    Ilan H. Meyer
    October 2018

    New findings from the Generations study show marked differences in coming out experiences among three generations of LGB people.

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    LGBT American Indians and Alaskan Natives

    Shoshana K. Goldberg, Kerith J. Conron
    October 2018

    There are an estimated 285,000 LGBT American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) adults in the US.

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    HIV Criminalization in Florida

    Amira Hasenbush
    October 2018

    A new report finds some disparities in the enforcement of HIV criminal laws in Florida, based on race, sex, geography and related offenses.

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    Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Laws in Public Accommodations

    Amira Hasenbush, Andrew R. Flores, Jody L. Herman
    September 2018

    Massachusetts’ gender-identity inclusive public accommodations nondiscrimination laws do not negatively impact safety in public restrooms.

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    HIV Testing and PrEP Use in Different Generations of Gay and Bisexual Men

    Phillip L. Hammack , Ilan H. Meyer, Evan A. Krueger, Marguerita Lightfoot, David M. Frost
    September 2018

    Only 25% of young sexually active gay and bisexual men have never been tested for HIV and just 4% of all gay and bisexual men use PrEP.

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    Socioeconomic Status of Sexual Minorities

    Kerith J. Conron, Shoshana K. Goldberg, Carolyn T. Halpern
    September 2018

    Sexual minorities in the U.S. have fewer economic resources than their straight peers and the gap is more pronounced among women.

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    Sexual violence against men and boys in Syria and Turkey

    All Survivors Project
    September 2018

    The All Survivors Project investigates sexual violence against men and boys in Syria and Turkey.

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    Health and Well-being of Aging LGB Adults in California

    Soon Kyu Choi, Krystal Kittle, Ilan H. Meyer
    August 2018

    LGB older adults in California are as healthy as their straight counterparts. However, LGB bisexuals and LGB Hispanics exhibit health disparities.

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    Transgender Students in Higher Education

    Abbie E. Goldberg
    August 2018

    Transgender-inclusive policies on campus give transgender students a greater sense of belonging and more positive perceptions of the academic environment.

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    Impact of Strict Voter ID Laws on Transgender Voters in 2018 General Election

    Jody L. Herman, Taylor N.T. Brown
    August 2018

    Strict voter ID laws may present a barrier to voting for 78,000 transgender people who do not have identification that reflects their correct gender.

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    How many same-sex couples in the U.S. are raising children?

    Shoshana K. Goldberg, Kerith J. Conron
    July 2018

    There were more than 700,000 cohabiting same-sex couples in the U.S. in 2016. An estimated 114,000 were raising children. 

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