LGBT Voices: The Coming Out Experience
Browse hundreds of quotes from LGBT adults describing how the process of telling people about their sexual orientation or gender identity was for them personally.
Personal Milestones in the Coming Out Experience
The Pew Research Center’s survey of 1,197 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults asked respondents about three key points in their coming out journey.
A Survey of LGBT Americans
An overwhelming share of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults (92%) say society has become more accepting of them in the past decade and an equal number expect it to grow even more accepting in the decade ahead. They attribute the changes to a variety of factors, from people knowing and interacting with […]
How Accurate Are Counts of Same-Sex Couples?
The counts and characteristics of same-sex couples are among the most written-about data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey. Yet, two decades after the Census Bureau began offering people the option to describe themselves as a same-sex “unmarried partner,” producing accurate numbers remains a challenge.
Four-in-Ten Americans Have Close Friends or Relatives Who are Gay
A new survey also finds that those with homosexual or lesbian relatives or friends are more likely to accept gay marriage and oppose the firing of gay teachers.
A Barometer of Modern Morals
These edicts represent the collective judgment of the American public when asked to assess the moral dimensions of different kinds of behaviors.