I did some data analysis on the raw data from the AL survey that got released recently.

My comment with some stats:
https://saidit.net/s/LGBDropTheT/comments/64fv/one_in_three_people_on_ractuallesbians_is_a/nuc6

I tried to answer the following questions I was curious about:

- How many trans-identified people are on AL? (That is: How many people marked "cis woman" without marking ANY other options?)
- How many of the people on AL who say they are "lesbian" are actually "lesbian" (cisgender, female)? (That is: How many people who marked "lesbian" are NOT strictly cisgender women?)
- How many "bisexual lesbians" and what-have-you are there among the people who identify as "lesbians" on AL? (That is: How many people marked "lesbian" without marking ANY other options, for sexual orientation?)

I answered these questions in the comment I linked up top. Thought I'd post it here because I know not everybody checks s/LGBdroptheT. But if people don't want to see this stuff, I can delete this post.

Is there any other information from this survey you'd like to know? I am happy to try to pull other interesting or relevant information out, for fun.

**Edit:** Quick facts-- keeping in mind that this is from one survey, prone to volunteer bias, et cetera. "AL lesbians" is those who marked themselves as "lesbians" on the survey.

- 45% of the "AL lesbians" are trans or trans-questioning.
- 11% of the "AL lesbians" also marked that they are "bisexual" or "pansexual"-- that is, they are, so to speak, "bisexual lesbians" (don't shoot the messenger, lol).
- The "AL lesbians" are also refer to themselves as, in the following order of preference: 1. "gay" 2. "queer" 3. "sapphic" 4. "homosexual".
~~23%~~ 31% of all AL, and ~~36%~~ 48% of self-described "AL lesbians", are actually lesbians as we here define the term. (thanks to u/VioletRemi for the suggestion)

**Edit2:** While in the process of following up on a couple of people's insightful questions, I discovered that I made a couple of mistakes in processing the data-- specifically, I accidentally excluded a couple of groups. I have updated all the relevant numbers but left the previous incorrect ones with a strikethrough, for clarity/transparency.

Mistakes I made that have now been corrected:

I accidentally excluded lesbians who marked "queer" in addition to "lesbian". (Accounted for like 100ish people.)

I accidentally excluded lesbians who marked "homosexual" or "gay" instead of "lesbian". (Accounted for like 20ish people.) E.g. if someone marked only "homosexual", but not "lesbian", and otherwise met the criteria for being a "real/actual lesbian", I now include them in "real/actual lesbian" numbers, i.e. that 31% number.

SORRY for the confusion!! **If you see any mistakes OR have any concerns about my methodology, PLEASE feel free to let me know :)**

**Edit3:** Added a graph with age groups. https://imgur.com/a/a9VDPAG (thanks to u/writerlylesbian for the suggestion)

**Edit4:** Age results for lesbians:

Of those who are lesbian (female-born homosexual):

16% are under 18

47% are 18-25 age range

32% are 26-35 age range

5% are 36-45 age range

1.3% are 46+

And--

Age results for trans-identified males, via those who marked "transwoman" (not necessarily ID'ing as "trans lesbian"):

Note that this is a *minimum* estimate of transwomen/trans-identified males. At least 27% of the AL survey respondents are trans-identified males (488 out of 1803 total respondents). I did not include people who marked "nonbinary" but not "transwoman" because we don't know whether they are trans-identified males.

Graph, transwomen-only, by age: https://imgur.com/a/RWLHQBi Imgur

Of self-identified transwomen:

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