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LGTBQA Fun Facts and Figures

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Broward chapter.


  • 9 million LGBTQ people live in the U.S.

  • 3.8% of the adult population is.

  • 1 million children in the U.S. are being raised by same-sex couples.

  • 703 couples, of the state with the least gay couples, is North Dakota.

  • 92, 138, of the state with the gayest couples in California.

  • Some scholars have proposed that the first homosexual couple to be mentioned in history is the ancient Egyptian servants Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum who lived around 2400 B.C.

  • The entire species of the dwarf chimpanzee is bisexual! Homosexual behavior has been observed in 1,500 animal species and is most widespread among animals with a complex hard life.

  • On June 26th, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 U.S. states. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority: “The Court, in this decision, holds same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all states!” ​

I'm Miss. Congeniality of Broward College North Campus, Events Coordinator of the Psychology Club at Broward College North Campus, new president of Her Campus Broward, I work for Student Services at Broward College North Campus, and I just like to get involved in many great activities that benefit my personal growth.
Ana Cedeno is a journalism major and campus correspondent for Broward College. Originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador, she immigrated to the United States when she was twelve years old and continued her education in the sunny, politically contradictory, swamp state of Florida. She has since been published by both her college newspaper and the online grassroots journalism publication Rise Miami News. A fan of literature since age 6, she's an enthusiast of language and making her opinion known, while still hearing out the other side and keeping an open mind for growth.