Demographics

Economic benefits of marriage under federal and Massachusetts law

When Massachusetts same-sex couples gained the right to legally marry, they gained access to rights heterosexual couples have had for years.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth: An epidemic of homelessness

Of the estimated 1.6 million homeless American youth, between 20 and 40 percent are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Homeless LGBT youth are at risk not only on the streets, but in the shelter system as well. (Prereleased to New York City press December 20, 2006.)

Black same-sex households in the United States: A report from the 2000 Census

Proposed state and federal anti-gay marriage amendments will disproportionately harm black same-sex couples and their families.

GAO report: 1,138 federal benefits denied to same-sex couples

This report details all 1,138 benefits same-sex couples are denied where they are not allowed the right to marry.

Hispanic and Latino same-sex couple households in Florida: A report from the 2000 Census

There are more than 9,000 Hispanic and Latino same-sex couple households in Florida. These families are disadvantaged in terms of education, income, homeownership, disability and citizenship status compared to white non-Hispanic same-sex couple households.

Hispanic and Latino same-sex couple households in the United States: A report from the 2000 Census

There are more than 100,000 Hispanic and Latino same-sex couple households nationwide. These couples are disadvantaged compared to white non-Hispanic same-sex couple households in terms of education, income, homeownership, disability and citizenship status.

Lesbians are women too: A set of fact sheets from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute

Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women of color are minorities within a minority and are significantly disadvantaged when compared to heterosexual women. (Issued in observance of Women's History Month.)

Policy priorities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

With so many issues facing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community today, what do we care about the most?

Same-sex marriage in the United States: Focus on the facts

This book, written by Sean Cahill, director of the Task Force’s Policy Institute, provides clear-cut and non-partisan statistical information and data about marriage equality.

2000 Census and same-sex households: A user's guide

The Census identified 600,000 same-sex households in the United States. With this data we can more forcefully advocate for the policies that will bring about equality for our families.

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