This is interesting info. A new report released by the Williams Institute states that 37% of LGBT Americans have had a child, which means an estimated 6 million adults and children have an LGBT parent. In addition, most gay couple raising children are non-white and live in the South or Midwest--how's that for The New Normal (though I do watch the show occasionally, so no tea and only some shade). Here are some other stats.
* About 39% of individuals in same-sex couples raising children under age 18 are non-white, as are half of their children —compared to to 36% of those in different-sex couples who are non-white.
* Among children under 18 living with same-sex couples, 50% are non-white compared to 41% of children living with different-sex couples.
*Same-sex couples raising children are four times more likely than their different-sex counterparts to be raising an adopted child. An estimated 16,000 same-sex couples are raising more than 22,000 adopted children in the US.
* States with the highest proportions of same-sex couples raising biological, adopted or step-children include Mississippi (26%), Wyoming (25%), Alaska (23%), Idaho (22%), and Montana (22%).
* Single LGBT adults raising children are three times more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to report household incomes near the poverty threshold. Married or partnered LGBT individuals living in two-adult households with children are twice as likely.
*More than 111,000 same-sex couples are raising an estimated 170,000 biological, step, or adopted children
*Same-sex couples are six times more likely than their different-sex counterparts to be raising foster children. Approximately 2,600 same-sex couples are raising an estimated 3,400 foster children in the US.
*The median annual household income of same-sex couples with children under age 18 in the home is lower than comparable different-sex couples ($63,900 versus $74,000, respectively).