LGBT Parenting in the US

More than 19% of same-sex couples are raising children
Source: Williams Institute, 2014

A recent study of LGBT parenting by the Williams Institute of UCLA found that an estimated 3 million LGBT Americans have had a child and as many as 6 million American children and adults have an LGBT parent.

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Learn more about recent trends in LGBT parenting in this report from the Williams Institute of UCLA.

LGBT Parenting in the US


Gates, G. J. (2013). LGBT Parenting in the US. Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law.

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