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Participants march down Market Street carrying the rainbow flag during the annual Gay Pride parade in San Francisco in June 2013.

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More Americans than ever are identifying themselves as members of the LGBTQ community, according to a new Gallup poll. Gallup's latest update on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer identification finds 5.6 percent of U.S. adults identifying as LGBTQ. The current estimate is up from 4.5 percent in Gallup's previous update based on 2017 data. Currently, 86.7 percent of Americans say they are heterosexual or straight, and 7.6 percent did not answer the question about their sexual orientation. Gallup's 2012-2017 data had roughly five percent “no opinion" responses. The latest results are based on more than 15,000 interviews c...


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