The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2016
A 2012-2014 Gallup Poll reported that 4.4 percent of the population of Hampton Roads is LGBTQ in orientation. Available data suggest that LGBTQ women fare relatively better economically speaking than LGBTQ men. Norfolk and Virginia Beach are viewed as the region’s friendliest cities for members of the LGBTQ community.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 5: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Community in Hampton Roads" (2016). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 24.