Navigation

This is a debugging block

Support Navigation

This is a debugging block

Sub-Navigation

This is a debugging block

GLAAD Social Media

This is a debugging block

connect with glaad

Zach Wahls: Social Media Will Help Us Make The World A More Equal Place

Content

This is a debugging block

Facebook Stories
|
June 25, 2013
Issues: 

This story was produced in partnership with Facebook Stories. Submit your own Facebook story here
----

"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.