Black et al. (), for example, used samples of same-sex unmarried partner couples from the census to provide a broad demographic picture of gay and lesbian couples in the United States, and more recently Black, Sanders, and Taylor () used the analogous couples from Census to describe this unique. By Angeliki Kastanis, Gary J. Gates October An estimated 1,, or percent of African-American adults consider themselves lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and 34 percent of African-American same-sex couples are raising children. Currently, the estimated 84, African-American individuals in.
A report found that "32 percent of children being raised by Black same-sex couples live in poverty, compared to 13 percent of children being raised by heterosexual Black parents and just 7 percent being raised by married heterosexual white parents." Additionally, Black transgender people face severe rates of poverty. Approximately percent of all African Americans identify as LGBT, with 84, African Americans living in same-sex couples and roughly a third of those couples raising children. Black individuals who identify as LGBT are disproportionately young and disproportionately female: 58 percent of Black LGBT.