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How Many Teens Are LGBT?

Published: December 16, 2013
Dear How Many Teens Are LGBT?,
Just wondering, how many teenagers are LGBT? like is it about 1% or 5% or something?

Dear How Many Teens Are LGBT?,

According to PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays), reliable estimates indicate that between 4 and 10% of the population is gay.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the projected number of teens (ages 15-19) living in America is more than 22,000,000. According to the information presented by PFLAG, what that means is that somewhere between 880,000 and 2,200,000 of the 15-19 year olds living in the U.S. are gay.

In New York City alone there are approximately 1 million students in the public schools which means that anywhere from 40,000 – 100,000 of these public school students are gay.

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