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Pride month: Nearly 9% adults across 30 countries identify self as LGBTQ, latest survey shows

As per the survey, more than half of respondents said they support same-sex marriage where it is legal, with women more inclined than men to support it.

Many Florida cities host parades, festivals and performances in June in recognition of Pride Month, attracting out-of-state visitors and providing revenue during a slower tourist season. Premium
Many Florida cities host parades, festivals and performances in June in recognition of Pride Month, attracting out-of-state visitors and providing revenue during a slower tourist season.

A recent survey by Ipsos has found that nearly 9 percent of adults have self-identified themselves as LGBTQ in 30 countries across the world, CNN has reported.

According to the survey, Gen Z and Millennials are more likely than other generations to identify as queer, bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, or asexual.

The online survey was conducted between 17 February and 3 March and more than 22,514 persons under the age of 75 responded to the online poll. 

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According to Nicolas Boyon, senior vice president of research and communications at Ipsos, the poll reveals similarities amongst nations, such as a high level of tolerance for LGBTQ rights because more individuals come into contact with them.

Boyon said, "Globally, we see an increase compared to two years ago in the proportion of people who have a relative or a friend or a coworker, who is either gay or lesbian, or bisexual, or trans, or non-binary", reported CNN.

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As per the survey, more than half of respondents said that they support same-sex marriage where it is legal.

Approximately 56 percent of people in 30 nations believe that same-sex couples should be able to legally wed, while 16 per cent believe that they should be able to get some form of legal recognition but not marriage. Women are also noticeably more inclined than men to support same-sex marriage, report shows.

List of countries where same-sex marriages are legal: Costa Rica (2020), Northern Ireland (2019), Ecuador (2019), Taiwan (2019), Austria (2019), Australia (2017), Malta (2017), Germany (2017), Colombia (2016), United States (2015), Greenland (2015), Ireland (2015), Finland (2015), Luxembourg (2014), Scotland (2014), England and Wales (2013), Brazil (2013), France (2013), New Zealand (2013), Uruguay (2013), Denmark (2012), Argentina (2010), Portugal (2010), Iceland (2010), Sweden (2009), Norway (2008), South Africa (2006), Spain (2005), Canada (2005), Belgium (2003), The Netherlands (2000)

The poll also shows that same-sex couples are as likely as other parents to successfully raise children in 26 different nations.

Boyon told CNN that he was surprised that compared to the US, Eastern Europe, and Great Britain, there was more support for transgender persons in nations like Thailand, Italy, and Spain.

He further told CNN, “In the US, we see generally less support for a variety of protections or measures than we see in many other countries. For example, allowing people to use public facilities according to the gender they identify with. There is also less support for the health insurance to cover the costs of transition the same way as other medical procedures." 

(With inputs from ANI)

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