Do LGBTQ-related Events Drive Individual Online Disclosure Decisions?
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Description: When and how to come out are difficult choices. In this research project, we examine one form of disclosure: the addition of an LGBTQ keyword to one's online social media profile. We construct daily time series of the prevalence of LGBTQ keywords within American Twitter users' self-descriptions. Further, we construct daily time series of inferred add and drop events. These we compare to relevant annual and one-time events. We confirm or disconfirm our pre-registered hypotheses.