LGBTQ+ Adventurers, In Their Own Words

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According to a recent Gallup poll, the percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender rose to 4.5 percent in 2017, up from 3.5 percent in 2012, when Gallup began tracking the measure. Although the outdoors plays an important role in their lives, many LGBTQ+ adults don't see themselves represented in the […]

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According to a recent Gallup poll, the percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender rose to 4.5 percent in 2017, up from 3.5 percent in 2012, when Gallup began tracking the measure. Although the outdoors plays an important role in their lives, many LGBTQ+ adults don't see themselves represented in the outdoor industry.

We talked to more than 30 LGBTQ+ adventurers to get a sense of their lives in the great outdoors. We asked each to describe, in their own words, their identity, what the outdoors means to them, and how their identity and outdoor recreation overlaps or clashes. Here’s what they had to say.

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