Race & Ethnicity

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    Same-sex Couples and Immigration in the United States

    Gary J. Gates and Craig Konnoth
    November 2011

    There are an estimated 28,500 binational same-sex couples and nearly 11,500 same-sex couples in which neither partner is a U.S. citizen. None of these 40,000 couples are eligible to use the immigration preferences available to different-sex spouses. These couples are raising almost 25,000 children.

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    “We’d Be Free”: Narratives of Life Without Homophobia, Racism, or Sexism

    By Ilan Meyer, et al.
    August 13, 2011

    This study examined the effects of exposure to everyday experiences of inequality. It finds that stigma and social inequality can increase stress and reduce well-being for LGB people, even in the absence of major traumatic events such as hate crimes and discrimination.

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    Testimony on the Demographic Characteristics of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Latinos and Latinos in Same-Sex Couples

    By Craig J. Konnoth
    July 2011

    Many of the issues that Latino Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals face are insufficiently understood. This testimony explains that existing demographic data about Latino LGB individuals show that these individuals, who constitute the greatest number of same-sex partners of color in the United States, differ significantly from their non-Latino LGB counterparts, as well as from straight Latino individuals in numerous ways.

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    Discharges Under the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy: Women and Racial/Ethnic Minorities

    By Gary J. Gates
    September 2010

    This research brief considers the historic impact of the US military’s “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy on women and racial/ethnic minorities.

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    Cross-National Differences in Attitudes towards Homosexuality

    By Tom W. Smith
    May 2011

    In five rounds of surveys between 1988 and 2008 the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) has asked questions about homosexuality (www.issp.org).

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    Statewide Estimation of Racial/Ethnic Populations of Men Who Have Sex with Men in the U.S.

    January 2011

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) bear the greatest burden of human immunodeficiency virus HIV/AIDS in every state in the U.S., but their populations are poorly defined. Authors of the study estimated and compared populations of MSM in 2007 by region, state, and race/ethnicity.

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    Estimating Populations of Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Southern United States

    November 2009

    Population estimates of men who have sex with men (MSM) by state and race/ethnicity are lacking, hampering effective HIV epidemic monitoring and targeting of outreach and prevention efforts. We created three models to estimate the proportion and number of adult males who are MSM in 17 southern states.

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    Testimony submitted to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary “The Uniting American Families Act: Addressing Inequality in Federal Immigration Law”

    By Gary J. Gates
    June 3, 2009

    Census 2000 data identified nearly 36,000 same-sex bi-national couples where one partner was a U.S. citizen. This amounts to 1.3% of all such bi-national couples in the U.S.

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    Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders of Color Sampling Methodology: Strategies for Collecting Data in Small, Hidden, or Hard-to-Reach Groups To Reduce Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

    December 2008

    This report is a collaboration of the LGBTs of Color Sampling Methodology meeting group. It summarizes the meeting format and content, provides a brief overview of the problem of tobacco use among LGBT and racial and ethnic minorities, and makes recommendations to help eliminate tobacco-related health disparities.

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    Census Snapshot: California’s Asian/Pacific Islander LGB Population

    By Gary J. Gates, Christopher Ramos
    October 2008

    This report provides a general overview of Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) in same-sex couples as well as the broader API lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) population in California.

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    Census Snapshot: California’s Latino/Latina LGB Population

    By Gary J. Gates, Christopher Ramos
    October 2008

    This study provides demographic and economic information for the more than 200,000 LGB Latino/a individuals and 52,410 Latinos/as in same-sex couples living in California. The study shows that nearly half of Latinas and 44% of Latinos in same-sex couples in California are raising nearly 25,000 children.

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    Census Snapshot: California’s Black LGB Population

    By Gary J. Gates, Christopher Ramos
    October 2008

    This report provides a general overview of Black individuals in same-sex couples as well as the broader Black lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) population in California.

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    Asian and Pacific Islanders in Same-Sex Couples in the United States: Data from Census 2000

    By Brad Sears, Gary J. Gates, Holning Lau
    July 2006

    This study analyzes data from Census 2000 to show that over 38,000 Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) in the United States identified themselves as living with a same-sex partner during Census 2000.

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    Race and Ethnicity of Same-Sex Couples in California: Data from Census 2000

    By Brad Sears, Gary J. Gates, Holning Lau
    February 2006

    Using data from Census 2000, this report compares demographic and socio-economic characteristics of Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs), blacks, Latino and Latinas (Latino/as), and whites (defined as white non-Latino/a) in same-sex couples in California.

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    Bi-National Same-Sex Unmarried Partners in Census 2000: A Demographic Portrait

    By Gary J. Gates
    October 27, 2005

    While current United States immigration policy is based primarily on family reunification, it does not provide any rights for unmarried partners of citizens.

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    Asians and Pacific Islanders in Same-Sex couples in California: Data from Census 2000

    By Brad Sears, Gary J. Gates
    September 2005

    This study analyzes data from Census 2000 to show that 13,000 Asians/Pacific Islanders in California are part of a same-sex couple. The study also shows that more than half of California’s Asian/Pacific Islander same-sex couples are raising almost 5,600 children and are struggling with some of the same economic difficulties as other Asian/Pacific Islander families in the state.

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    Black Same-Sex Couples in California: Data from Census 2000

    By Brad Sears, Gary J. Gates
    September 2005

    This study analyzes data from Census 2000 to show that over 9,500 black men and women in California identified themselves as living with a same-sex partner during Census 2000.

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    Latinos/as in Same-Sex Couples in California: Data from Census 2000

    By Brad Sears, Gary J. Gates
    May 2005

    This study analyzes data from Census 2000 to show that 45,000 Latinos and Latinas in California are part of a same-sex couple. Latino/as account for one in four individuals in same-sex couples in California.

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