Demography of LGBTQ+ Communities

Publié le 14 janvier par Héloïse Humbert

L’unité « Genre, sexualité et inégalités » de l’Ined vous invite à une conférence avec Gary J. Gates (Williams Institute, UCLA) intitulée « Demography of LGBTQ+ Communities : New findings and methodological challenges ». La conférence sera consacrée à l’étude des personnes dont l’identité de genre et/ou l’identité sexuelle ne correspondent pas aux normes cisgenres et hétérosexuelles, et aux enjeux méthodologiques qui y sont associés. La conférence aura lieu en ligne (en anglais) le 24 janvier de 11h30 à 12h30. La présentation sera discutée par Tania Lebjowicz (Ined/Université de Nanterre). Vous trouverez le lien de connexion et toutes les informations ci-dessous.

Titre : Demography of LGBTQ+ Communities : New findings and methodological challenges

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Résumé :
This presentation will review recent estimates of the size and demographic characteristics of LGBTQ+ communities in the United States, particularly couples. While population-based data sources remain limited, data do convincingly show that increasing numbers of adults, particularly young adults, are identifying their sexual and gender identities outside of cisgender, heterosexual norms and are using more varied identity terminology. Fairly rapid changes in who and how people identify as LGBTQ+ create challenges in assessing demographic, health and socio-economic characteristics that can guide policies designed to improve community health and well-being. New data from the US National Institutes of Health-funded National Couples’ Health and Time Study provide a rare opportunity to explore the dynamics of sexual and gender identities within couples, particularly outside of the constraints of binary gender categorizations. Findings reveal complex distinctions that go well beyond same- and different-sex couple designations. The presentation will conclude with a consideration of methodological and analytical challenges facing researchers focused on LGBTQ+ communities as population-based data collection efforts become more common and widely available.

Présentation de l’intervenant : Gary J. Gates is a retired demographer who has published widely on the demographic, geographic, and economic characteristics of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population. US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy cited Gates’ friend-of-the-court brief in his majority opinion holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage in the United States. Gates co-authored The Gay and Lesbian Atlas and was the Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law prior to his retirement. He currently serves as an associate winemaker at Timbre Winery in California.

En savoir plus :
- Page personnel de Gary J. Gates
- Page personnel de Tania Lejbowicz
- Page de la conférence