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We thought one statement in particular would be interesting to fact-check.The ongoing national debate about same-sex marriage recently reached the court of opinion inside Atlanta City Hall.Alex Wan, an openly gay Atlanta city councilman serving his first term, introduced legislation during the City Council’s last meeting of 2012 declaring support for marriage equality.Wan said he based the claim about Atlanta off information from the online library Wikipedia. Census Bureau tracked the number of same-sex couples (it does not attempt to determine sexual orientation) by county in 2010. census data, and it showed the percentage of same-sex unmarried households in Atlanta was 1.6 percent.The Wikipedia link used a chart that was published in 2006 in The Seattle Times. Census Bureau and the Williams Institute, which conducts research on sexual orientation, gender identity law and public policy. Among counties with 50 or more same-sex couples, De Kalb County was first in Georgia and 10th nationwide with about 15 same-sex couples per 1,000. According to another website, City-Data, Atlanta ranked 32nd in the percentage of same-sex unmarried households. Atlanta’s percentage was lower than San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Oakland, Calif., Seattle and Santa Fe, N. Of those cities, Seattle is the only one in a state that recognizes same-sex marriages, and their law was passed last month. census and other data, it’s valid to state Atlanta has one of the highest LGBT populations in the country.Through their endeavors, Trevor is dedicated to uplifting and supporting our volunteers as they work to empower LGBTQ youth nationwide.Trevor Chat /Trevor Text volunteers are trained to answer instant messages or texts online from young people who are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression and suicide.The chart read Atlanta ranked third, with 12.8 percent of its population as LGBT. Fulton County was second in Georgia and ranked 21st in the U. If you narrow it down to cities with overall populations greater than 100,000, Atlanta ranked sixth in the percentage of same-sex unmarried households. To sum up, Councilman Wan said Atlanta has one of the highest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations per capita and ranks third nationally. It’s less clear that Atlanta ranks third nationally because there’s not much current data detailing the percentage of all LGBT residents by city. It appears Atlanta is a little lower than third in the other part of the claim.The list does not indicate when it was compiled, but the numbers were pretty similar to the most recent U. Atlanta ranks below more than at least five cities when it comes to same-sex, unmarried households. Overall, Wan’s statement is probably accurate, but it needs a lot of context. Engagement volunteers support the Community Engagement Department by leading volunteer orientations, tabling at recruitment fairs, and training incoming volunteers in basic Trevor 101.At each of these steps you will receive continuous guidance from our Community Engagement Staff and once you are placed into a program, you will receive support from the manager of that program during your time volunteering with The Trevor Project.