In recent years, the legal framework protecting against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity has been made clear. Data concerning these rights and the status of sexual minorities is less commonly available.
Every year since 2006, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association publishes its State Sponsored Homophobia report, a world survey of sexual orientation laws.
The Relationship between LGBT Inclusion and Economic Development: An Analysis of Emerging Economies is a USAID report compiling statistical research analyzing the impact of social inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on economic development in 39 countries
Americas Quarterly prepares a Social Inclusion Index that assesses a variety of different factors, including LGBT rights, and scores countries and regions on how they measure up against others with respect to social inclusion.