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EU survey finds many gay people are living in fear

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Across Europe, gay couples are scared of publicly engaging in even the most basic expression of their affection: holding hands.

Released Friday, the largest ever EU survey of hate crime and discrimination targeting members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the 27-nation bloc and Croatia showed many of them live in fear and conceal their sexual identity.

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