“Identities and terms related to gender and sexuality shift across time,” stated study writer Ilan H. Meyer, senior scholar of public coverage at the Williams Institute, in a assertion. “Our study found nonbinary adults tend to be younger, but as the use and acceptance of gender nonbinary terms continue to grow, we may see changes in numbers and characteristics of LGBTQ nonbinary people.”
The analysis group used information from two population-based surveys of LGBTQ+ people in the US. The group then examined the demographics of those that recognized as nonbinary, and launched these outcomes on Tuesday.
More than half of nonbinary adults are White, at roughly 58%, however 16% are multiracial, 15% are Latinx, 9% are Black, and a pair of% are AAPI, American-Indian or belong to different teams, the study stated.
Researchers discovered that 42% of nonbinary adults determine as transgender, 39% determine as cisgender lesbian, bisexual or queer, and 19% determine as cisgender homosexual, bisexual or queer.
“Nonbinary people make up a substantial part of the LGBTQ community, and they appear to experience similar kinds of vulnerabilities seen in the larger LGBTQ population,” stated lead writer Bianca D.M. Wilson, senior scholar of public coverage at the Williams Institute, in a assertion. “More research is needed to understand whether there are unique needs among cisgender and transgender nonbinary people compared to each other and to their binary-identified LGBTQ counterparts.”