Williams Institute
Discover the role of the Williams Institute, a leading research facility in the United States that releases facts and figures related to the LGBT community. Founded in 2001 by businessman Chuck Williams, the Williams Institute is a branch of the UCLA Law School that delves into public policy that relates to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gay and lesbian issues. Find out more about Williams and other institutions that further the cause of LGBT rights within the United States and beyond.
Marriage Equality an Economic Boon

Marriage Equality an Economic Boon

Same-sex weddings are pouring billions into the economy, says the Williams Institute, a UCLA think tank.

STUDY: Number of Married Same-Sex Couples Up by 50 Percent in Three Years

STUDY: Number of Married Same-Sex Couples Up by 50 Percent

By the end of 2013, there were an estimated 130,000 married same-sex couples in the U.S., a 50 percent increase from three years earlier, says a new Williams Institute study.

STUDY: Religious Counseling Associated With Higher LGB Suicide Risk

STUDY: Religious Counseling Has Higher Risk of LGB Suicide

That doesn't necessarily mean it causes suicide, but the association is troubling, says a new study.

Study: Teens Do Even Better With Lesbian Parents Than Straight Ones

Study: Teens Do Even Better With Lesbian Parents Than Straight Ones

The researchers found just slight differences between teens raised by stable lesbian couples and those raised by long-term straight couples, but the few points of difference favored the lesbian-led families.

ENDA: 5 Lessons in How The Movement Works

ENDA: 5 Lessons in How The Movement Works

Passage in the Senate was unprecedented, and it signaled much about what still matters in our politics.

Connecticut Becomes Fifth State to Require Transgender Medical Coverage

Fifth State Requires Insurers to Cover Gender Transition

The state's insurance department issued a directive informing health insurance companies operating within the state that they are now required to cover benefits.

Gay Dads Get Their Own Social Media

Gay Dads Get Their Own Social Media

GayDadSwag.com aims to make life less lonely for gay male parents.

Marriage Equality Good for New Mexico Kids, Experts Say

Marriage Equality Good for New Mexico Kids, Experts Say

The New Mexico Pediatric Society, the New Mexico Psychological Association, and the New Mexico chapter of the National Association of Social Workers all came forward for marriage equality as the state awaits a court decision.

Op-Ed: We Don't Have to Turn in Our Gay Cards Just Because We're Dads

Op-ed: Don't Turn in Your Gay Card Just Because You're a Dad

Andy Miller, founder of the Handsome Father, expresses his disappointment with his fellow gays since he and his partner adopted their son.

Sperm or Egg: Events Seek to Pair Up Prospective LGBT Parents

Sperm or Egg: Events Seek to Pair Up Prospective LGBT Parents

LGBT folks in the Bay Area who want to have biological children are taking the process into their own hands.

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