SLIDESHOW: U.S.'s LGBT Community—Revealing Trends & Attitudes

A look at statistics from the latest surveys of the LGBT community released by the Pew Research Center.

Just ahead of the Supreme Court's rulings on same-gender marriage, the Pew Research Center released a series of surveys regarding attitudes, experiences and acceptance in the United States' LGBT community. The studies provided some unique insights. DiversityInc presents some of the most revealing.


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Vickers "Vic" Cunningham, a former Dallas judge who's running in the Republican primary runoff election for Dallas county commissioner on Tuesday, decided to provide his children a monetary incentive to condone homophobia and racism. Cunningham set up a living trust with a clause rewarding his children if they marry a white, straight Christian.

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Janelle Monáe Opens Up About 'Being a Queer Black Woman in America'

"I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf***er," the singer said.

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, Janelle Monáe came out as pansexual — and she's owning her identity.

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Ben Carson's HUD to Scrub Anti-Discrimination Language from Mission Statement

As the Trump administration seeks to cut HUD's funding, the agency is aligning its mission with "the secretary's priorities."

A year after beginning his position of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary, Ben Carson has decided that it's time to update the agency's mission statement and remove words and phrases like "inclusion" and "free from discrimination."

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'Being Proud to Be a Gay Black Female' Is a Revolutionary Act, Says Lena Waithe

Waithe, an award-winning television writer, uses her platform to promote self-acceptance and equality.

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Actress, producer and screenwriter Lena Waithe, a gay Black woman, has not only made history in Hollywood, but continues to use her platform to encourage and inspire other Black LGBTQ people to be their authentic selves.

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Trump Administration Takes Another Hit on DACA

The fate of Dreamers remains to be seen.

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The Trump administration suffered another major blow in their fight against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Supreme Court's Monday ruling to allow the latest state level injunction concerning the March 5 deadline to renew DACA eligibility has temporarily halted the President's attempt to eliminate the Obama era initiative.

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Log Cabin Republicans Blindly Back Trump

As Trump's GOP twists gay hating into "religious freedom," LGBT Republicans are living in the Trump Twilight Zone.

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A decision by the Alabama Republican Party to bar openly gay Jason White from running for sheriff is just another chapter in the cautionary love story between gay Republicans, their political party and their sexual orientation.

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Gay Basher Brownback Wins Confirmation as Ambassador for International Religious Freedom

Tireless bedroom busybody goes international as the champion of religion from the five-children-from-three-women-porn-star-payoff administration.

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Sam Brownback, the unpopular Republican governor of Kansas and an enemy of LGBT rights, will be leaving his post to take on a role as international religious freedom ambassador for President Donald Trump's administration.

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