What are the LGBTQIA+ Pride Flags?

Click here to learn more about the various LGBTQIA+ Pride Flags.

Is it Legal for Parents to Kick Their Minor LGBTQ+ Children Out of Their Homes?

Many LGBTQ+ minors get kicked out of their family homes when they come out to their parents or legal guardians, often making them homeless.

In Anne Arundel County, Maryland, it is illegal for parents to kick their minor children out of their homes, leaving them homeless.

If an LGBTQ+ minor is kicked out and becomes homeless, they can contact their local police department or the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

What do all the LGBTQ+ terms mean? Bisexual, Pansexual, Queer, Cis, etc.

The power of language to shape our perceptions of other people is immense.  Precise use of terms in regards to gender and sexual orientation can have a significant impact on demystifying many of the misperceptions associated with these concepts.  However, the vocabulary of both continues to evolve, and there is not universal agreement about the definitions of many terms.  Click the link below for some working definitions and examples of frequently used (and misused) terms as a starting point for dialogue and understanding.


How many people say they are LGBT?

On May 22, 2018, Gallup.com reported the following:

In U.S., Estimate of LGBT Population Rises to 4.5%


  • Rise in LGBT identification mostly among millennials
  • LGBT identification is lower among older generations
  • 5.1% of women identify as LGBT, compared with 3.9% of men

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) increased to 4.5% in 2017, up from 4.1% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2012 when Gallup began tracking the measure. The latest estimate is based on over 340,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup’s daily tracking in 2017.

Gallup’s LGBT estimates are based on those respondents who say “yes” when asked, “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?” Extrapolation to the latest census estimate of adults 18 and older in the U.S. suggests that more than 11 million adults identify as LGBT in the country today.

Read the full article here:  https://news.gallup.com/poll/234863/estimate-lgbt-population-rises.aspx