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I Am Human (LGBTQ+ rights)

I Am Human (LGBTQ+ rights)

(No.3 of 3) designs from a social justice illustration series I created for LGBTQ+ rights. 

(Printed on archival paper - in square format 8x8 inches)


Some stats on LGBTQ people:

  • LGBTQ youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than heterosexual youth.
  • A 2017 study by Voices of Youth Count, an initiative at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, found that LGBTQ youth had a 120% higher risk of being homeless. LGBTQ youth make up just 7% of the youth population in the US, but they make up 40% of the youth homeless population, according to True Colors United.

  • More than half — 54% — of LGBTQ Americans have hidden a personal relationship to avoid discrimination.

  • The Center for American Progress reported in 2020 that LGBTQ people choose where they will work, worry about what to wear, and even stay away from public places to avoid discrimination. 
  • In the US, 5.6% of adults identify as LGBTQ.

  • Of America's LGBTQ population, 54.6% say they are bisexual.

  • According to Gallup, the remainder of the LGBTQ population is broken down as follows: 24.5% identify as gay, 11.7% identify as lesbian, and 11.3% identify as transgender.
  • 47% of transgender people reported a history of sexual assault.

  • More than a quarter of trans adults — 29% — live in poverty in the US.

  • Nearly one in ten LGBTQ+ people reported that a healthcare professional refused to see them. 

  • Same-sex couples are four times more likely to adopt children or stepchildren than opposite-sex couples

  • LGBT marriage statistics from 2019 indicated 58% of same-sex couple households were married.

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