In the United States, 5.6% of adults identify as LGBTQ.
In the United States, 86.7% of adults say they are right, and the rest say they identify as LGBTQ or do not respond to demand, according to a 2021 Gallup survey.
Although 5.6% may seem low for the number of LGBTQ people in the United States, the percentage is higher than the 4.5% of 2017.
Of America’s LGBTQ population, 54.6% say they are bisexual.
Second in Gallup, the rest of the LGBTQ population is distributed as follows: 24.5% identify as gay, 11.7% identify as lesbian, and 11.3% identify as transgender.
LGBTQ youth are 120% more likely to experience the abandonment of heterosexual youth.
A 2017 study yes The Voices of Youth Count, an initiative at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, found that LGBTQ youth had a 120% higher risk of being homeless.
LGBTQ youth are only 7% of the youth population in the United States, but they are 40% of the homeless youth population, according to True Colors United.
Seventy percent of LGBTQ youth said they had poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project Trevor found that the pandemic in 2020 has made the life situation for 80% of LGBTQ youth more stressful, leading to mental health problems.
Three-quarters of LGBTQ youth say they have experienced discrimination because of their orientation at least once.
According to a 2021 report from Project Trevor, More than 50% of LGBTQ youth have experienced discrimination in the past year.
Thirteen percent of LGBTQ youth said they had undergone conversion therapy.
Of the 13%, 83% said they passed conversion therapy when they were younger than 18 years old, according to them Project Trevor.
Of black youth who identify as LGBTQ, 17% said they were physically threatened or injured because of their orientation.
Of young black people who identify as LGBTQ, 82% said they had at least one support person in their lifetime, according to a 2020 report from Project Trevor, which also found that young transgender youth who had supportive family members had lower rates of suicide attempt.
Non-discrimination policies, which include sexual orientation, have been implemented by 96% of Fortune 500 companies.
In 2021, u Human Rights Campaign found that 71% of these companies also included inclusive transgender benefits.
Fifteen percent of LGBTQ people in the United States say they have stopped medical treatment for fear of discrimination.
Three transgender people in 10 have avoided seeking medical treatment because of the medical field’s lack of understanding of trans problems, according to the Center for American Progress. In fact, one in three transgender people said they would teach their doctors to be transgender.