Celebrating Pride Month With Resources From ICPSR

Happy Pride Month from ICPSR


As we consider the struggles, triumphs, tragedies, and milestones in the 52 years since Stonewall, here at ICPSR we turn to data to remember, reflect, and gain new insights about the past as we move forward. We have compiled a selection of datasets, video and audio content, and more to share and explore.


Resources for Research on Gender Identity, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Orientation

From the ICPSR Resource Center for Minority Data, Resources for Research on Gender Identity, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Orientation offers data resources for those interested in studying gender identity, sexual behavior, and sexual orientation, or in finding datasets in which those populations are well-represented. We include data resources available at ICPSR and elsewhere.


Generations: A Study of the Life and Health of LGB People in a Changing Society, United States, 2016-2019 (ICPSR 37166)

Generations, archived with DSDR, was conducted over a five-year period to examine health and well-being across three generations of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGB). The study explored identity, stress, health outcomes, and health care and services utilization among LGBs in three generations of adults who came of age during different historical contexts. This collection includes public- and restricted-use files for the baseline, wave 1, and wave 2 data collected as part of the Generations study.


Quantifying Gender Identities and Behaviors (Video)

Jacob Alden Sargent, Associate Director for Instruction and Research for the Center for Digital Liberal Arts at Occidental College, reviews some of the challenges in creating gender-inclusive categories in surveys using real-world examples. This presentation was recorded on September 22, 2020, as part of the 2020 ICPSR Data Fair: Data In Real Life.


ICPSR Data Brunch Episode 4: Measuring Transgender Populations (Audio)

Skylar Hawthorne and David Thomas join us to discuss three specific surveys of the transgender population in the United States, how best to measure "unseen" populations, and the ideal thickness of French toast.


National Transgender Discrimination Survey, [United States], 2008-2009 (ICPSR 37888)

This study brings to light what is both patently obvious and far too often dismissed from the human rights agenda. Transgender and gender non-conforming people face injustice at every turn: in childhood homes, in school systems that promise to shelter and educate, in harsh and exclusionary workplaces, at the grocery store, the hotel front desk, in doctors' offices and emergency rooms, before judges and at the hands of landlords, police officers, health care workers, and other service providers.


2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) (ICPSR 37229)

The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) was conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) to examine the experiences of transgender adults in the United States.


External resources (add to the list):

Williams Institute at UCLA

The Williams Institute is dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. The Institute disseminates its research to policymakers, judges, the media, and other stakeholders to ensure that decisions impacting the lives of millions of LGBT people and families are based on data and facts.



The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) has over 12,000 studies on Gender Identity, Sexual Behaviour, Sexual Orientation in CESSDA Data Catalogue.


Extend your research impact: Archive your LGBTQIA+ research with ICPSR

Do you have data related to the LGBTQIA+ community that you’d like to archive and share? Consider archiving it with ICPSR so that it may continue to answer research questions in the years to come. Visit our data deposit page for more information.


Contact: Dory Knight-Ingram


Jun 2, 2021

View other headlines