How many members of Congress are OPENLY white male heterosexuals?

Openly LGBTQ members saw their numbers hold steady at just six Democrats and zero Republicans, for a mere 1 percent of the chamber. That means that 66 percent of the overall House membership consists of heterosexual white men, but that includes 88 percent of Republicans and only 39 percent of Democrats.

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who was first elected in 2012, remains the only openly LGBTQ member in Senate history. Overall, the Senate is still dominated by heterosexual white men at 74 percent of the total membership, but there are stark disparities by party. While 85 percent of Senate Republicans are heterosexual white men, just 62 percent of Democrats are.

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