Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

Six million American children and adults have an LGBT parent and an estimated 3 million LGBT Americans have had a child, according to a Williams Institute national study released today. 

The study, “LGBT Parenting in the United States,” analyzed LGBT parenting demographics from a variety of data sources, including the Gallup Daily Tracking Survey, the Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey and the 2010 Census. 

The results underline the diversity of our movement and the prevalence of the LGBT community from coast to coast.

As number of LGBT-headed families continues to grow, so does the overwhelming majority of Americans in support of the need to secure legal equality, fairness and respect for LGBT parents and their children.

For more on the Williams Institute study visit here.

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