More People of Color Identifying as LGBT

A new survey found that people of color were more likely to identify as LGBTQ than whites.

In a special report from Gallup, the polling firm found that a little more than 3 percent of Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. But the study also found that people who were nonwhite were more likely to identify as LGBT: 4.6 percent of blacks, 4.0 of Latinos and 4.3 percent of Asians. About 3.2 percent of whites identified themselves as such. Women were more likely to identify as such than men were.

Gallup reminded people reading the survey results that identifying as LGBT is informed by a complicated mix of social factors, including social stigma that may prohibit many people from claiming those identities.

Read the full survey results at Gallup.

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