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Poll: LGBT Americans Feel Less Safe Under Trump

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By    |   Monday, 10 Jul 2017 12:07 PM

President Donald Trump's time in office hasn't given much hope to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, who say they feel less safe than under his predecessor in a new poll from SurveyMonkey for Time magazine.

  • 83 percent said society's level of acceptance for same-sex marriage will improve in the next 10 years.
  • 34 percent said people will be "a lot" more accepting in the next decade.
  • 92 percent said the country is headed in the wrong direction.
  • 37 percent said they've faced different treatment due to their sexual identity or orientation since the election.

In 2015, SurveyMonkey found in a poll taken two months after the Supreme Court ruled on same-sex marriage, respondents were much more positive.

  • 93 percent said acceptance would rise in the next 10 years.
  • 54 percent said people would be "a lot" more accepting.
  • 44 percent said the country was going in the wrong direction.

Last month, the White House declined to officially recognize June as LGBT Pride Month, which was started by President Bill Clinton in 1999 for the 30th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, though it was not continued under President George W. Bush, only resuming when President Barack Obama took office.

Although Trump did not declare June to be LGBT Pride Month, he did commemorate it as Great Outdoors Month, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, National Ocean Month, African-American Music Appreciation Month and National Homeownership Month, according to CNN.

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President Donald Trump's time in office hasn't given much hope to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, who say they feel less safe than under his predecessor in a new poll from SurveyMonkey for Time Magazine.
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