HRC survey: Nearly half of LGBTQ workers are not out at job

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has been conducting surveys about the queer experience at the workplace since 2008. This year, when they conducted the survey, they found that nearly half of LGBTQ employees are not out at work.

The survey, titled “A Workplace Divided: Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ Workers Nationwide,” seeks to uncover the prevalence of LGBTQ workers feeling pressure to hide their sexual orientation and/or gender identity on the job and the cost of that hiding both to individuals and employer. It also focuses on researching the benefits to employers and workers when workplace climates are more welcoming of LGBTQ people.

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Young people to Vatican: Let’s talk about gay and gender issues

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VATCAN CITY (AP) — Young people have told the Vatican in a survey that they want the church to concretely discuss gay and gender issues.

The Vatican had solicited input from the young regardless of their religious views to help prepare for a gathering of bishops in Rome in October. The month-long gathering will be held to better understand how to pastorally care for Catholic youths among its worldwide flock.

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Want your voice heard? Take Watermark’s LGBTQ community survey

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Dear Watermark reader,

We would like to invite you to take a new survey about your opinions and preferences, from an LGBTQ perspective.

There’s power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors and minds around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries! You may have seen it quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc.

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onePULSE Foundation launches Pulse memorial survey, schedules town hall

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ORLANDO | The onePULSE Foundation launched the final phase of the Pulse Memorial Survey Sept. 13 asking for opinions on how the memorial should be constructed.

The survey launched over the summer for victims’ families and survivors, as well as first responders from law enforcement and healthcare. The final phase is currently open to anyone around the world who would like to provide input on the future memorial.

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Australia’s top court hears bid to stop gay marriage survey

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Gay rights advocates argued in Australia’s highest court Sept. 5 that the government does not have the power to bypass Parliament to pay for a 122 million Australian dollar ($97 million) public survey on whether gay marriage should be legalized.

The advocates want Parliament to decide the issue without consultation with the public and argued in the High Court that the government does not have the constitutional power to start the postal survey next week.

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Watermark’s LGBTQ Community Survey

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We would like to invite you to take a new survey about your opinions and preferences, from an LGBT perspective.

There’s power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries! You may have seen Community Marketing & Insights quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc.

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Most trans people avoid public restrooms for fear of harassment, survey says

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NEW YORK (AP) — The largest-ever survey of transgender Americans paints a grim picture of pervasive discrimination and harassment, to the point that many of them attempt suicide at some point.

Released by the National Center for Transgender Equality Dec. 8, the survey assesses input received in 2015 from 27,715 respondents from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories. The largest previous transgender survey, conducted by the center and a partner organization in 2008-09, had 6,450 responses.

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North Carolina lawmakers won’t discuss anti-LGBT bill they made happen

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Raleigh (AP) – While the whole country is talking about the North Carolina law that limits protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, a new survey shows one group that largely refuses to discuss it: the lawmakers who passed it.

Less than a third of the state’s legislators answered in a statewide survey whether they’d prefer to amend the law or leave it as-is when their session starts Monday. A couple cited an impending Rotary meeting or preparations to run for Congress as reasons why they had no time to answer, while another simply hung up on a reporter in between questions.

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America is angry but not at gay people

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America is angry about a lot of things, but same-sex marriage is not one of them, this according to a survey by NBC News and Esquire magazine.

The survey, titled “American Rage,” asked 3,000 Americans about what makes them angry and how often they get angry. The biggest disclosures of the survey that might make you say hmm: half of all Americans are angrier now than they were a year ago, white Americans are the angriest race and very few people are angry that same-sex marriage is legal.

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LGBT Community Survey

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AP Poll: Nuanced Views on Gay rights, Religious Liberty

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think the government should protect religious liberties over gay rights when the two come into conflict, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds, though fewer think most businesses should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of religious beliefs.

The survey uncovered nuanced views on gay rights as the Supreme Court considers, in a case heard on April 28, whether the Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry.

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AP Poll: Gay Russians facing more intolerance

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St. Petersburg, Russia (AP) — Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court — an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasing pressure in recent years.

The rising anti-gay sentiment has coincided with the passage of a controversial Russian law that prohibits exposing children to gay “propaganda.” The law has made it easy to target teachers, because they work directly with children.

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