IRSP Faculty Affiliate Profile:
Gary J. Gates
Senior Research Fellow, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
The Charles R. Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law
405 Hilgard Ave
UCLA School of Law
Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
Phone: (310) 825-1868

I study the demographic and economic characteristics of the gay and lesbian population, particularly gay and lesbian couples. Much of my research focuses on detailed analyses of same-sex "unmarried partners" identified in the US Census.

Selected Publications:

Badgett, MVL, Macomber, JE, Chambers, K, Gates, GJ. (2007) Adoption and Foster Care by Gay and Lesbian Parents in the United States. Williams Institute and The Urban Institute. <>

Gates, GJ, Lau, H, Sears, RB. (2006) Asians and Pacific Islanders in Same-Sex Couples in the United States: Data from Census 2000. Amerasia 32 (1): 15-32, 2006

Gates, GJ. (2006) The Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Vote in 2006. Williams Institute. <>

Gates, GJ. (2006) Same-sex Couples and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Population: New Estimates from the American Community Survey. Williams Institute.

Gates GJ, Sell RL. (2006) Measuring Gay and Lesbian Couples in The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research, S Hofferth and L Casper (eds). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc

Gates, GJ, Ost, J. The Gay and Lesbian Atlas, Urban Institute Press, May 2004.