How many people are really gay?

9 million (about 3.8%) of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender according to a study released by the Williams Institute at UCLA’s School of Law.

The study gathered data from nine surveys conducted over the last seven years. Interesting, the study found that bisexuals make up 1.8% of the population, while 1.7% are gay or lesbian. Transgender adults make up 0.3% of the population.

Beyond those identifying as LGBT, 8.2% of Americans report participating in same-sex sexual activity and an estimated 11% of adults held some same-sex sexual attraction. Neither of these officially identified as LGBT.

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