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LGBTQ Pride month – by the numbers

LGBTQ Pride Month – By The Numbers

As we celebrate LGBTQ Pride month, let’s check out some numbers about our workplace and our families. We have a lot to celebrate.  And as you’ll see below, a lot of reasons to keep marching and organizing as well.

If you like quizzes, take this one. Answer it before you read the rest of this post cuz some of the answers are listed below. Or after. To test your comprehension and retention.

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/06/lgbt_discrimination_quiz.html

Our Workplace

Number of US states where gays and lesbians have no protections from being fired due to sexual orientation: 29.1

Percentage of gay individuals who say they have experienced some form of employment discrimination at some point in their lives: 44%.2

Percentage of transgender individuals report experiencing some form of harassment, mistreatment, or discrimination on the job, or taking actions such as hiding who they are to avoid it: 90%.3

Percentage of Fortune 500 companies that have nondiscrimination policies that include sexual orientation: 85%.4

Percentage of Fortune 500 companies that have nondiscrimination policies that include gender identity: 49%.5

Percentage of transgender people living in poverty: 15%6 which is twice the national average.

Our families

Number of children being raised by LGBT parents: 2 million.7

Percentage of transgender Americans who identify as parents: 38%.8

Percentage of all U.S. counties that have LGBT families living in them: 93%.9

Percentage of black male same-sex couples who are raising children: 33%.10

Percentage of Latino male same-sex couples who are raising children: 23%.11

Percentage of white male same-sex couples who are raising children: 6%.12

Percentage of black female same-sex couples who are raising children: 47%.13

Percentage of Latina female same-sex couples who are raising children: 42%.14

Percentage of white female same-sex couples who are raising children: 23%.15

 

Were you surprised by any of these stats? Did they give you a new perspective?

Let us know in the comments.

 

1-6. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/03/lgbt_discrim.html

7-15. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/04/lgbt_taxes.html

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