How many people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender?


Increasing  numbers  of  population-based  surveys  in  the  United  States  and  across  the  world include  questions  that  allow  for  an  estimate  of  the  size  of  the  lesbian,  gay,  bisexual,  and transgender  (LGBT)  population.    This  research  brief  discusses  challenges  associated  with collecting  better  information  about  the  LGBT  community  and  reviews eleven recent  US  and international  surveys  that  ask sexual  orientation  or gender  identity  questions.    The  brief concludes with estimates of the size of the LGBT population in the United States.

How many people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender?