Six Million LGBT Americans Have ‘Come Out’ on Facebook

A Facebook study published on Thursday sheds some light on how members of the LGBT community are using the social network.

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Released four days after National Coming Out Day, the study noted that 800,000 Americans on Facebook updated “their profile to express a same-gender attraction or custom gender,” which is the social network’s definition for coming out. A total of 6 million Americans have come out on Facebook, the study noted, with 78 percent of these people having done so since 2012.

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