Double Helix Rainbow Kids.

J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Aug 22.

Double Helix Rainbow Kids.]

Ehrensaft D1.

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1Child and Adolescent Gender Center, University of California San Francisco, 445 Bellevue Avenue, Suite 302, Oakland, CA, 94610, USA. dehrensaft@earthlink.net.

Double Helix Rainbow Kids is a letter to the editor in conjunction with the forthcoming issue on autism and gender that discusses the intersection between autism and gender expansiveness, calling on extant research, clinical observations at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Child and Adolescent Gender Center and other clinics, as well as personal narratives. It alerts the reader to the importance of giving full attention to the gender stress or gender dysphoria that often accompanies autism spectrum in children, making constitutional-psychological-social links between neurodiversity and gender diversity.

Autism spectrum; Gender diversity; Gender dysphoria; Gender spectrum; Neurodiversity; Transgender children



In U.S., Estimate of LGBT Population Rises to 4.5%

In U.S., Estimate of LGBT Population Rises to 4.5%

by Frank Newport

Story Highlights

Rise in LGBT identification mostly among millennials
LGBT identification is lower among older generations
5.1% of women identify as LGBT, compared with 3.9% of men

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) increased to 4.5% in 2017, up from 4.1% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2012 when Gallup began tracking the measure. The latest estimate is based on over 340,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup's daily tracking in 2017.