Are African-Americans OK With Transgenders?
Once a subtle and secret involvement, African-Americans are now quicker to associate with and identify as LGBT.
As gay rights are being given more and more progressive respect, African-American adults are becoming less reserved about belonging to the LGBT community.
With 1,018,700 now openly gay black adults, the UCLA Williams Institute Scholars report 34 percent of African-American same-gender households are raising children.
As comfortableness with the identity increases, society grows defensive of the change.
The Defense of Marriage Act tried (and failed) to prohibit the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by states, and then in 2011, President Barack Obama certified the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell" for the military.
One-fourth of African-American same-gender couples reside in Georgia, New York, North Carolina, and Maryland-- in areas with higher numbers of black residents.
Are you impressed by African-American openness to the LGBT community?