Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People

A new report from LGBT Youth Scotland shows that while the percentage of LGBT young people who think Scotland is a good place to live has risen over the past decade, they still experience discrimination that negatively affects their health and wellbeing.

  • 71% of LGBT young people and 82% of transgender young people had experienced bullying in school on the grounds of being LGBT. These figures represent an increase over the past 5 years.
  • 35% of LGBT young people and 41% of transgender young people said that they had experienced a hate crime or hate incident in the past year.
  • 84% of LGBT young people experienced at least one mental health problem or associated behaviour. Nearly all (96%) transgender young people indicated a mental health problem.

If you would like to meet with LGBT Youth Scotland to discuss the research findings and what you can do to include LGBT people, e-mail info@lgbtyouth.org.uk or call 0131 555 3940. You may also be interested in their LGBT Charter, a programme that enables your organisation to proactively include LGBTI people in every aspect of your work, protecting your staff and providing a high quality service to your customers or service users. For more information go to www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/lgbt-charter.

 

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  • Publish DateTue, 15 May 2018
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