April 7, 2011 -- Gary Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, discussed in a Washington Post article a new study he conducted estimating the number of Americans who are gay, lesbian or bisexual.
“The number matters,” he said. “An unfortunate part of our political system is that you don’t really count unless you’re counted. LGBT Americans still are not routinely counted. That allows legislators and policymakers to say they really don’t matter much, because if they did, we’d have this data.”
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He also published an op-ed on the topic in the Washington Post. To read the op-ed, please click here.