A new report released last week by Facebook's Research and Data Science division found that roughly , Americans updated their Facebook profiles to express a same-gender attraction or custom gender in the past year, while fans of LGBT-specific Facebook pages have increased 25 percent. Facebook's researchers were quick to tie the spike to the national legalization of same-sex marriage in June in their survey. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Facebook said that groups are a critical component to the site experience, uniting users around a "common goal or issue. While this is by no means a comprehensive list, the collection represents the diverse range of issues, interests and goals of the LGBT community and its allies.
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