LGBT Parenting in the US
A recent study of LGBT parenting by the Williams Institute of UCLA found that an estimated 3 million LGBT Americans have had a child and as many as 6 million American children and adults have an LGBT parent.
Learn more about recent trends in LGBT parenting in this report from the Williams Institute of UCLA.
The directors of What We Know, a public policy research portal based at Cornell University, have compiled 79 separate scholarly studies that examine the well-being of children raised by gay or lesbian parents. Based on their review of these studies, the directors of What We Know conclude that the "overwhelming scholarly consensus, based on over 3 decades of peer-reviewed research" is that "having a gay or lesbian parent does not harm children." Learn more about the research behind this assessment. You can access the 79 scholarly studies here, along with a summary of their methods and results.
Cornell University. (2017, December). What does the scholarly research say about the well-being of children with gay or lesbian parents? What We Know: The Public Policy Research Portal. https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-...
Gates, G. J. (2013). LGBT Parenting in the US. Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law. https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/publications/lgbt-parenting-us/