Delaware became the 11th state to join the forces of marriage equality on Tuesday. With this momentous week for the equal rights movement, we decided to begin a Marriage Equality Census, keeping an estimated count of the number of self-identified LGBT citizens that can legally get married in their home state. See the number in the graphic above.
Here’s how we got to this grand number: We pulled 2012 U.S. Census Bureau data of the population for each state that has full marriage equality (not civil unions). Then we combined it with information gathered by a 2012 Gallup poll in conjunction with the Williams Institute at UCLA, which identified the percent of self-identified LGBT people in each of those states. See the table below for the numbers.
Which state will be next? —Scott McPherson

Delaware became the 11th state to join the forces of marriage equality on Tuesday. With this momentous week for the equal rights movement, we decided to begin a Marriage Equality Census, keeping an estimated count of the number of self-identified LGBT citizens that can legally get married in their home state. See the number in the graphic above.

Here’s how we got to this grand number: We pulled 2012 U.S. Census Bureau data of the population for each state that has full marriage equality (not civil unions). Then we combined it with information gathered by a 2012 Gallup poll in conjunction with the Williams Institute at UCLA, which identified the percent of self-identified LGBT people in each of those states. See the table below for the numbers.

Which state will be next? —Scott McPherson


Did you know 3 out of 5 same-sex couples meet online? It is 1 out of 5 for all couples. These stats stem from a new video released today by Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics. The clip features the latest statistics on social media and some of the numbers and perspectives presented are jaw-dropping. Watch the full video after the jump…

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Infographic 40 years of LGBT families on TV

In honor of tonight’s series premiere of The New Normal, GLAAD released this timeline infographic which colorfully displays the long history of LGBT families on American television. See the full graphic after the jump!

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BuzzFeed.com
A presidential campaign in Iowa (including an antigay TV spot): $6,035,705
Coming in second to last place: priceless

(Source: BuzzFeed)