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  Contributor Biography:  Gary J. Gates 
 
Gary J. Gates serves as a Research Associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at The Urban Institute. He is co-author of The Gay and Lesbian Atlas. He holds a doctoral degree from Carnegie Mellon University, where his dissertation explored the demography of the gay and lesbian population using U.S. Census data. His work on that subject has been featured in many national and international media outlets. Gates also holds a Master of Divinity degree from St. Vincent Seminary and a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

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social sciences >> Census 2000

Census 2000 revealed that there were 594,391 gay male and lesbian couples in the United States, living in 99.3 percent of all U.S. counties; nearly a quarter of these couples are raising children, and these families live in 96 percent of U.S. counties.

social sciences >> Demographics

Recent surveys and data collection efforts hold the promise of providing a more accurate demographic picture of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.

   

 

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