The empowerment of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community is driven by accurate information. Below you will find the most helpful resources on the web, all in one place. From existing organizations to media outlets, legal services, GLBT-friendly politicians and colleges, you can find everything you need to become an empowered and active member of the GLBT community
The Numbers Game
Stats via Advocate and dosomething.org
1.42-percent of GLBT people have reported that they live in an environment that is either unwelcoming or dangers
2.Youth who identify at GLBT are more than TWICE as likely to be abused by classmates than their peers.
3.FOURTEEN states in the U.S. have granted marriage equality, while 35 states currently define any marriage outside that of a man and woman as illegal.
4.NINE million Americans define themselves at GBLT, which is almost FOUR-PERCENT of the adult population.
5.The GLBT community is a racially and ethnically diverse cross-section of the American population, with 25 PERCENT of all GLBT’s identifying as being non-white.
6.20-Percent of same-sex couples and SIX-PERCENT of kids in foster care are being raised by members of the GLBT community.
7.71,000 LGB are currently serving in the military with more than 1 MILLION veterans
8.90,000 same-sex couples have been married in the U.S. and another 120,000 have formed civil unions or domestic partnerships.
9.The annual divorce rate for same-sex couples and different-sex married couples is similar — about 2%.