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Highest percentage of LGBT in the nation

Posted: Mar. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

LGBT unite in Washington D.C. where the number of Lesbian, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender is groundbreaking. The fact that there are lots of self-identified gay people in D.C. is hardly surprising. As of now ten percent of adult residents in Washington D.C. identify themselves as being either Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.

It isn’t even close. Ten percent of adult residents in Washington, D.C. identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, according to a groundbreaking new Gallup study that for the first time has estimated LGBT population by state. The next state on the list—Hawaii—is almost five percentage points lower with 5.1 percent of the population identifying as LGBT. Illustrating just how much of an outlier the District of Columbia truly is, all states are within two percentage points of the 3.5 percent national average.

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