Tues­day Poll shows more LGBT plan to re­veal sex­u­al­ity

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

A grow­ing num­ber of gay men and les­bians on the Chi­nese main­land plan to come out within five years, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey re­leased by WorkForLGBT, a non­profit busi­ness net­work that ad­vo­cates for les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual and trans­gen­der peo­ple.

Only 22 per­cent of gay men and 12 per­cent of les­bians don't in­tend to re­veal their sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion in the next five years, com­pared with 30 per­cent of gay men and 16 per­cent of les­bians last year, ac­cord­ing to the 2016 China LGBT Com­mu­nity Life and Con­sump­tion Sur­vey con­ducted by WorkForLGBT.

The sur­vey polled nearly 17,000 peo­ple from the LGBT com­mu­nity from cities and ru­ral re­gions on the Chi­nese main­land in Au­gust and Septem­ber.

Some peo­ple from the LGBT com­mu­nity said it is be­cause there is more in­for­ma­tion about the com­mu­nity avail­able nowa­days and gay mar­riage has be­come le­gal in sev­eral coun­tries in the past few years.

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