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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.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people are more likely to be stopped by police than the general population.

May 14 2021 8:10 PM

More LGB Republicans than Democrats see their orientation as a shortcoming and wish they were straight, the Williams Institute finds.

November 02 2020 4:25 PM

Young people may perceive "queer" as a more fluid identity than gay or lesbian, say researchers at the Williams Institute.

January 28 2020 8:41 PM

A new analysis finds America's capital has more adults identifying as LGBTQ than anywhere else in the U.S. North Dakota is in last place. 

March 05 2019 3:09 PM

Neighbors burst in on the naked men and now they could face a public lashing like this one.

April 09 2017 12:27 PM

The study also found these young people face more violence.

April 04 2017 8:08 PM

A new public service announcement reminds us that numbers matter.

July 05 2016 5:26 PM