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Poll: Majority of LGBTQ Americans Report Harassment, Violence Based On Identity

In the poll, LGBTQ people also reported numerous experiences of institutional discrimination — in jobs, equal pay, promotions, and when trying to obtain health care or housing.
Source: Matthew Zhang

More than half of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans say they have experienced violence, threats or harassment because of their sexuality or gender identity, according to new poll results being released Tuesday by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

"There are very few nationally representative polls of LGBTQ people, and even fewer that ask about LGBTQ people's personal experiences of discrimination," says Logan Casey, deputy director of the survey and research associate in public

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