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70% of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, fear coming out in the workplace; according to a new survey conducted by the local jobs website JobsinBrightonandHove.co.uk.

12% of survey respondents say they fear not being accepted as part of the group, 9% fear persecution and bullying from colleagues, 4% fear it will affect their career prospects, 2% fear losing the respect of people they like, 1% fear being talked about negatively whilst an overwhelming 43% of respondents feared a combination of all of these things.

The survey also draws attention to the fact more than a third (34%) of respondents say they have experienced some form of discrimination at work due to their sexuality. A further 8% say they are unsure if they have experienced discrimination, suggesting the figure could potentially be even higher. The significant percentage of LGBT...

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