Current estimates of lgb teen population in the US
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In 2016, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the first nationally representative study of the health risks of U.S. lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students, based on the findings from its 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. 2015 was the first year that the CDC included questions about sexual orientation in its annual survey, conducted among more than 15,000 high school students across the U.S.
Learn more about the findings in the CDC report, including data about the health disparities experienced by lesbian, gay and bisexual high school students in the U.S.
Kann, L., Olsen, E.O., McManus, T., et al. (2016, August). Sexual identity, sex of sexual contacts, and health-related behaviors among students in grades 9–12 — United States and selected sites, 2015. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summaries, 65(SS-9), 1-202. http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.ss6509a1