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5 Things to Know about LGBTQ Issues
1. There are roughly 10 million LGBTQ adults in the U.S., or roughly 4.1 percent of the population.
2. Sixteen percent of same-sex couples are raising children according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 Current Population Survey.
3. There is no federal law that consistently protects LGBTQ individuals from employment discrimination; there are no state laws in 28 states that explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, and in 30 states that do so based on gender identity.
4. More than 50 anti-LGBTQ bills have been filed in 19 state legislatures in the 2017 state legislative session.
5. The FBI reported 1,167 hate crimes based on sexual orientation or gender identity in 2015. This is likely a dramatic undercount since thousands of agencies didn't submit any data and reporting is not mandatory.
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