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New Resource Map Shows How LGBT-Friendly Your State Is

Photo: The Williams Institute

The Williams Institute, a national think tank operating out of UCLA’s Law school dedicated to independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity, has released its State Resource Map, which provides a plethora of LGBT demographic information by state.

Based on the 2010 Census, the map contains estimates of each state’s LGBT population, geographic breakdowns of same-sex couples living in the state by county and city, percentage of same-sex couples raising children and documentation of discrimination based on gender and/or sexual identity, among other info.

The Institute admits that these numbers may be slightly off especially since same-sex couples may be unwilling to identify themselves as such — plus how many of you actually filled out your Census?

However, at least it’s a step in the right direction as the Resource Map also explores the impact of voter identification laws on transgender people as well as the impact on a state’s budget and economy of extending the rights and privileges of marriage to same-sex couples.

Source: Truth Wins Out