Even as support for same-sex marriage and gay rights continues to grow, many workers still don't feel comfortable enough to come out of the closet on the job. The majority, or 53%, of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees are closeted at work, according to a random poll of 806 LGBT and 879 non-LGBT respondents published by the Human Rights Campaign.
That percentage has barely budged from 51% in 2009, despite a lot of positive news for LGBT employees: a record number of companies now provide LGBT-friendly benefits, and more employers than ever have non-discrimination policies.
Meanwhile, there has been a cultural shift across the country, with more than half of Americans now supporting same-sex marriage -- including many business and political leaders.
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