This paper explores trends in LGBT related political science research. It does so via a content analysis of abstracts from the field’s leading journals. We find that the majority of LGBT focused political science research has been published since 2005. Attitudinal work is the most common area of research while same-sex marriage is a favored topic in the field. When compared to normative approaches, empirical work is more commonly published in leading political science journals. Additionally, the vast majority of studies ignore transgender related policy or identity. There is also a lack of attention to intersectionality.