We’re here, we’re queer: Nevada’s LGBTQ population one of highest in the nation

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Nevada has one of the largest per-capita LGBT populations in the country, according to a Gallup poll that states 4.3 percent of Silver State residents identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Only six states and the District of Columbia had higher concentrations, with progressive states like Washington, Minnesota and New Hampshire falling behind.

The stat is just one of many featured in UCLA think tank the Williams Institute’s latest update of its LGBTStats Demographic Data site, which also lists the percentages of LGBT residents with children, race/ethnicity breakdowns of LGBT people, LGBT gender ratios and socioeconomic indicators, including percentages of LGBT residents who are unemployed and have health insurance.

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