70% of the U.S. Has a Gay Friend on Facebook

By: Steve Wylde

As gays and lesbians become more open about their sexual preferences, Facebook has seen an increase in the number of members who are friends with those who publicly admit to being lesbians, gay or bisexual. Coinciding with Gay Pride Week, Facebook has determined that the percentage of members that are friends with gay people is currently at 70%.

That percentage could be inaccurate if there are members of Facebook that will not publicly admit to being gay. A new feature of Facebook search is that it is know possible to do a search for members who are listed as gay, lesbian or bisexual. In the past, when people were not as comfortable coming out as they are now, it is quite possible that many people inadvertently had friends who were gay, even though they weren’t aware of their friend’s sexual preference at the time. Facebook encourages members to support homosexuality.

Source: techcrunch

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