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Nearly one in five nonprofit employees who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or "queer" said their sexual orientation had at least a "slightly negative" impact on their careers, with about 2 percent saying it had a "very negative" impact, according to survey results released Tuesday.
Although roughly 80 percent of LGBTQ respondents said their sexual orientation had no effect or a positive effect on their careers, the high proportion reporting negative effects alarmed researchers at the Building Movement Project, which conducted the survey. Only 1 percent of straight respondents said their sexual orientation had a negative impact on their careers.
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