Facebook Stories
June 25, 2013

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"Come out, come out, wherever you are."

Support for LGBTQ rights has never been higher in the United States, and the movement for full inclusion is driven by overwhelming support among young people. More than 80 percent of us under the age of 30 support the recognition of same-sex marriage, and that should be no surprise. A powerful byproduct of our connectedness is that the LGBTQ community is more visible than ever, and many people with anti-LGBTQ opinions have found themselves with digital relationships that humanize the unfamiliar. Currently, approximately 70 percent of people on Facebook in the U.S. are connected to a friend who has expressly identified themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual on their timeline.

That's a whole lot of people.