Looking at Race & Sexual Preference

In an effort to understand the media concentration on LGBT issues and racial problems, as well as seemingly constant transgender issues, I did a bit of separating the chaff from wheat on the web. I used only US Government websites to avoid misapplied numerical information (I know, many would say that is why I should avoid governmental websites) First, as to my primary inquiry, due to media exposure, I wanted to know how common transgender issues are.

If one looks at all “transgendered” US citizens, including those confused or unsure as to their gender identity, we have 3/10 of 1% or approximately one in about 300 people has this difficulty.

As to sexual preferences then, we have about 3.5% in the LGBT category.

As to racial makeup:

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White alone, percent, July 1, 2013, (V2013) (a)
62.6%

Black or African American alone, percent, July 1, 2013, (V2013) (a)
13.2%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, July 1, 2013, (V2013) (a)
1.2%

Asian alone, percent, July 1, 2013, (V2013) (a)
5.3%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, July 1, 2013, (V2013) (a)
0.2%

Two or More Races, percent, July 1, 2013, (V2013)
2.4%

Hispanic or Latino, percent, July 1, 2013, (V2013) (b)
17.1%

That’s the most recent breakdown available.