Gary Gates is a Senior Research Fellow at The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, a think tank dedicated to the field of sexual orientation law and public policy. The Institute plays an integral role in providing LGBT research findings to lawmakers and the media to help them make better LGBT policy decisions.
Gary Gates recently co-authored The Gay and Lesbian Atlas. His doctoral dissertation included the first significant research study of the demography of the gay and lesbian population using US Census data. His work on that subject has been featured in many national and international media outlets. He is also a co-author of a study examining the interplay of diversity and the location and growth of the technology sector.
Gary holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University along with a Master of Divinity degree from St. Vincent College and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.
In this interview Gary Gates opens the book on how The Williams Institute is changing public policy, the gayest spot in Texas and the truth about the 1-in-10 gay myth.