Demography of the Lgbti Populations

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC41 Sociology of Population (host committee)

Language: English

Demographic analyses of the LGBTI (lesbian, gay male, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) populations have largely focused on sexual health, the labor market, relationship and child well-being, and prevalence. Most of the research has concentrated on the LGB populations. This session requests analyses not only of the LGB populations, but also of the TI populations. Macro and micro analyses will be welcomed. Possible topics include whether same-sex couples experience similar marital benefits as those that accrue in different-sex relationships. Why does some research show economic and labor forces advantages for lesbians, but disadvantages for gay males? With the recent addition of sexual identity questions in the health surveys of many countries, our session is specially interested in analyses of health outcomes that extend beyond those related to sexual behavior or sexually transmitted infections. Descriptive and analytic papers focusing on any demographic topic that deal with the TI populations will be particularly welcomed. Our proposed session will consist of papers that address these and other timely issues in population sexuality and gender identity from the perspectives of individual countries and world regions. Papers that grapple with the way in which demographic theories and methods may need to be reevaluated to incorporate the experiences of the LGBTI populations will be particularly welcomed.
Session Organizer:
Dudley POSTON, Texas A&M University, USA
Oral Presentations
Economic Insecurity Among Sexual Minority Men: Evidence from the 1991-2016 U.S. General Social Survey
Lei CHAI, University of Toronto, Canada; Michelle MAROTO, University of Alberta, Canada
Who Gets Hitched?: Documenting Selectivity into Partnership Among LGB and Heterosexual Canadians
Nicole DENIER, Colby College, Canada; Sean WAITE, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Patterns of Same-Sex Partner Choice in Germany
Andrea LENGERER, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany; Julia SCHROEDTER, University of Zurich, Switzerland
The Sectors of Activity and Occupations of Gay and Lesbian People. Evidence from a French Survey
Wilfried RAULT, Ined - Demography, Gender, Societies unit, France
Sexual Behaviour of Transgender: Empirical Reflections
LGBT and Human Rights Violations: Some Reflections
Gurusamy SELLAMUTHU, Gandhigram Rural Institute, India