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Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland's schools
stonewallscotland.org.uk 10 Nov 14

Homophobic bullying still 'rife', say secondary teachers
bbc.co.uk 10 Nov 14

Rainbow List 2014: LGBT people who make a real difference
independent.co.uk 9 Nov 14

40% of Anglican clergy think same-sex marriage is OK
christiantoday.com 27 Oct 14

Middle class Britons 60% more likely to admit to being gay
telegraph.co.uk 7 Oct 14

PornHub survey
Women prefer watching gay porn to straight porn

craveonline.co.uk 4 Oct 14

16% of UK think gay sex should be made illegal
heguardian.com 29 Sep 14

Half of US adults think businesses should be allowed to reject same-sex couples
pewforum.org 23 Sep 14

Same-sex Households
252,000 US households headed by same-sex married couples in 2013
pewresearch.org 22 Sep 14

Gay sex is a sin believe half of Americans
theatlantic.com

CMI Community Survey

Community Survey reaches 34,415 respondents

Among the insights are Economic Confidence
Download survey 5 Sep 14

Gay people more likely to have mental health problems, survey says
cchsr.iph.cam.ac.uk 4 Sep 14

Federal study on lesbian obesity costs $3 million
washingtontimes.com 1 Sep 14

Nearly 3 in 10 worldwide see their areas as good for gays
gallup.com  28 Aug 14

Number of UK same-sex weddings revealed for the first time
bbc.co.uk 21 Aug 14

Will and Grace at The Smithsonian

Smithsonian adds gay rights history to museum collection
cbsnews.com 20 Aug 14

Lesbian kiss

Lesbians 'significantly more likely' to orgasm than straight females
independent.co.uk 19 Aug 14

3,000 people have entered into civil partnerships in Ireland
herald.ie | glen.ie 18 Aug 14

Americans are changing their minds about gays at a startling pace

Americans are changing their minds about gays at a startling pacemcclatchydc.com 16 Aug 14

Research reveals distress of gay students on the sports field
starobserver.com.au
11 Aug 14

Gay and bisexual teens have heightened pregnancy risks
vancouver.24hrs.ca 6 Aug 14

Gay sex 'linked to drink and drugs'
yahoo.com 1 Aug 14

Gay young people four times more likely than heterosexual peers to attempt suicide
nih.gov 1 Aug 14

One in 200 churchgoers in same-sex relationships
christiantoday.com 31 Jul 14

Report on Human Rights for LGBT Africans published
allafrica.com
Download Report 30 Jul 14

GLAAD maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films
glaad.org 23 Jul 14

Study finds gay neighbourhoods 'straightening'
ubc.ca 29 Jul 14

Gay engineers hide sexuality to safeguard career
ft.com 21 Jul 14

LGB people grow older fearing discrimination and isolation
stonewall.org.uk 17 Jul 14
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A third of 12 to 17-year-olds wrongly think they can't catch HIV through unprotected sex
bbc.co.uk 16 Jul 14

Out In The Fields survey
Four out of five gay athletes face discrimination

theage.com.au | outonthefields.com 16 Jul 14

About 2% of Americans are gay or lesbian
washingtonpost.com 16 Jul 14

The average British person knows 5.5 gay men and 3.1 gay women
yougov.co.uk 7 Jul 14


A quarter of elected European Parliament committed to LGBTI equality

ilga-europe.org 28 May 14

New poll reveals worldwide support for gay players to come out
theguardian.com 27 May 14

Less than half of Americans think people are born gay
gallup.com 30 May 14

US Census to change the way it counts gay married couples
washingtonpost.com 28 May 14

New evidence sexuality IS innate: Study finds gay men respond to male pheromones
motherboard.vice.com 2 May 14

Two thirds of gay teens have contemplated suicide, as 80% say they are bullied
huffingtonpost.co.uk 2 May 14

More than 2.7 billion people live in countries where being gay is a crime
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights around the world
theguardian.com
16 May 14

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nohomophobes

Website counts 'faggots' - and the number of times homophobic language is used in tweets
nohomophobes.com 27 Sep 12

 

Middle class Britons 60 per cent more likely to admit to being gay

Middle class Britons 60% more likely to admit to being gay
The Office for National Statistics' annual household survey suggests the British class system is still affecting how likely people are to come out as gay:

- Middle class professionals in the UK are almost 60% more likely to be openly gay than working class people

- Only 1.6% of those who responded described themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual

telegraph.co.uk 7 Oct 14

 

The Observer British sex survey 2014

16% of UK think gay sex should be made illegal
The Observer's survey of British sexual behaviour and attitudes has revealed some surprising trends, such as a declining national libido and a collective lack of satisfaction with our sex lives. Among the questions:

- How would you define your sexuality?
Heterosexual = 92%
Homosexual = 4%
Bisexual = 4%

- Do you believe that it is right that same-sex couples can now get married?
Yes = 63%, No = 37%

- Do you believe that it is right for same-sex couples to adopt children?
Yes = 61%, No = 39%

theguardian.com 29 Sep 14

 

The average British person knows 5.5 gay men and 3.1 gay women

The average British person knows 5.5 gay men and 3.1 gay women
A new YouGov survey asked the British public how many gay men and women they know. Women are more likely to know gay women (they know 3.4 compared to the average males' 2.7), however they still know more gay men (5)
yougov.co.uk 7 Jul 14

 

Office for National Statistics

Sharp rise in number of cohabiting gay couples
The number of same-sex couples living together outside of a civil partnership has increased by almost a third since last year, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics
telegraph.co.uk | gov.uk 31 Oct 13

One in 66 Britons is gay or bisexual
- NOT one in ten, as previously thought: Office of National Statistics
dailymail.co.uk 30 Sep 12

One-in-four Britons believe people choose to be gay, while 53% think they are born gay
angus-reid.com 19 Sep 12

Living Together gay poll stonewall 2012

Living Together 2012 - Stonewall and YouGov poll on British attitudes to gay and lesbian people
Download Report

Young people still discriminated against over sexuality, Metro study finds

- 76% believe young LGBT people face negative reactions when they are open at school

- 66% said that young LGBT people are likely to go through discrimination at work

- 60% believe that young LGBT people encounter negative responses from their parents

cypnow.co.uk | Take Survey 21 May 12

More than half of women are attracted to other women - it gets more pronounced as they get older
dailymail.co.uk 23 Oct 11

UK-gay by regions 2011

Geordies are the 'straightest' Brits as sexuality map shows London has highest number of homosexuals
dailymail.co.uk 1 Oct 11

UK Integrated Household Survey

UK Office of National Statistic publishes experimental statistics for April 2010 to March 2011:

- 1.5% of adults in the United Kingdom identified themselves as Gay/Lesbian or Bisexual

- 69% of people in Great Britain stated that they had a religious affiliation with Christianity

ons.gov.uk 28 Sep 11


Gay taxpayers currently contribute £40 billion a year to the cost of Britain's public services
stonewall.org.uk 12 Jul 11

More countries accepting homosexuality: increased in 27 countries and decreased in only four
vancouversun.com 30 May 11

Gay people count, so why not count them correctly?
washingtonpost.com 9 Apr 11

English country life is 'essentially white, heterosexual,..', say Leicester University Academics
dailymail.co.uk 30 Mar 11

Beyond tolerance: sexual orientation project
equalityhumanrights.com 27 Mar 11

The Times 'Gay Britain' Poll 2009
populuslimited.com 27 Oct 10

Five times more Americans than Brits
gay or bisexual, research finds
telegraph.co.uk 5 Oct 10

UK gay, lesbian and bisexual population revealed
- but real figure could be higher
bbc.co.uk 24 Sep 10

Measuring Sexual Identity: An Evaluation Report
published by UK Office for National Statistics
Download report 23 Sep 10

Only one in 100 Britons is gay despite long-held myth
... but 71% of public say they are Christian
dailymail.co.uk 24 Sep 10

1.5% figure is wrong, says Gaydar with 2.2 million members in UK
pinknews.co.uk | gaydar.co.uk
Download report 23 Sep 10

The problem with counting gay people:
In the closet or not? - More or Less
BBC Radio 4 5 Oct 10

How sexual diversity is reflected in UK media
report of Westminster seminar
westminsterforumprojects 5 Nov 10

Number of LGBT people
Government statistics were based on "experimental" methodology
marketingweek.co.uk 12 Nov 10

Stonewall's 'coming out' data
falls into statistical trap: survey suffers from blind spot on age
guardian.co.uk 27 Nov 10

Average coming out age fallen by 20 years
Under 18s now come out at 15 on average
stonewall.org.uk 16 Nov 10

WORLD Demographics

LGBT Rights Around The World
New infographic summarises LGBT rights around the world

Learn how LGBT rights have changed over the years and what daily life is like around the world for the LGBT community
infographicworld.com 13 Aug 14

ILGA country by country guide
ilga-europe.org 13 Aug 14

LGBT Human Rights in Africa report
Report on Human Rights for LGBT Africans published

In advance of President Barack Obama's upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit with nearly 50 African heads of state, Human Rights First and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released a report that provides brief country-specific overviews on the status of LGBT people in each of the continent's 54 nations
allafrica.com | Download Report 30 Jul 14


India's third gender counted
India's census counts third gender for first time

Of the 4,900,000 transgender people identified by India's census, almost 55,000 are in the 0-6 age group. This has come as a big surprise to the community as they did not expect so many parents to identify their children as belonging to the third gender
indiatimes.com 2 Jun 14

More than 2.7 billion people live in countries where being gay is a crime
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights around the world
New research lays bare discrimination faced by gay people - in not a single country do they enjoy equal rights as heterosexuals
theguardian.com
16 May 14

India Gay Survey 2013

India's Gay Men's Love & Sex Survey 2013
Nearly half of Indian gay men seem to be single and looking out for a suitable partner
pink-pages.co.in 8 Sep 13

EU LGBT survey results 2013

EU Fundamental Rights - 2013 survey results provide valuable evidence of how LGBT persons in the EU and Croatia experience bias-motivated discrimination in different areas of life
fra.europa.eu 23 May 13

Canadian census may show roommates as same-sex couples
torontosun.com 21 Sep 12

More Jamaicans feel LGBT persons deserve equal rights, finds University of the West Indies study
jflag.org 11 Sep 12

2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in 190 countries, issued by US State Dept
state.gov 11 Apr 11

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office issues 2010 Report on Human Rights and Democracy
Download Report 31 Mar 11

More than 25 million gays live in Latin America
and spend billions travelling
mercopress.com 4 Nov 10

Same-sex Households

252,000 US households headed by same-sex married couples in 2013
The Census Bureau estimates there were nearly 252,000 households headed by same-sex married couples in 2013, a notable increase from the 182,000 estimated in 2012, but still a small fraction of the 56 million total U.S. married couples
pewresearch.org 22 Sep 14

Gay sex is a sin believe half of Americans
theatlantic.com


Goodbye Gayborhood: Study finds gay neighbourhoods 'straightening'

Goodbye Gayborhood: Study finds gay neighbourhoods 'straightening'
Fewer same-sex couples reside in historically gay neighbourhoods compared to 10 years ago, according to University of British Columbia's Amin Ghaziani. The number of gay men who live in gay enclaves has declined 8% while the number of lesbians has dropped 13%
ubc.ca 29 Jul 14

 

And_so_what_if_I_am
About 2% of Americans are gay or lesbian

Less than 3% of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans' sexual orientation
washingtonpost.com 16 Jul 14

National Health Interview Survey

US Census to change the way it counts gay married couples
The 2013 American Community Survey results, which will be reported in September, will mark the first time the census integrates an estimated 180,000 same-sex married couples with statistics concerning the nation's 56 million families
washingtonpost.com 28 May 14

Are there fewer Gay men in the least tolerant States

How many American men are gay?

New survey - using social networks, pornographic searches and dating sites - estimates 5% are predominantly attracted to men, and millions of gay men still live in the closet.

- Gay men are half as likely as straight men to acknowledge their sexuality on social networks

- More than one quarter of gay men hide their sexuality from anonymous surveys

- Evidence also suggests that a large number of gay men are married to women

- Roughly 5% of pornographic searches are looking for depictions of gay men.

nytimes.com 9 Dec 13


Number of Americans identifying as LGBT now 4.3%, compared with 3.4% in 2006, find Experian
mediapost.com 1 Jul 13

Nationwide gay and lesbian population count breaks new ground - from a low of 1.7% of in North Dakota to a high of 10% in the District of Columbia
latimes.com | gallup.com 16 Feb 13

90 percent gays voted for Obama

90% of Gays and Lesbians
voted for Barack Obama -
finds CMI Election Poll, and 41% of gays and lesbians gave money to the Obama campaign
streamsend.com 8 Nov 12

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, in another exit poll, found gay voters made up 5% of the electorate (compared to 3-4% in previous years) and 77% voted for Obama, with 23% for Romney. The pollster didn't ask voters if they identify as transgender.

More gay voters backed Obama in 2012 than did in 2008. At the time, 70% backed Obama, 27% backed McCain.
washingtonblade.com 8 Nov 12

Shades of Gay: new USA survey raises more questions than provides explanations

- nonwhites are more likely than whites to identify as gay, young black men 56 percent more likely

- are HIV outreach programs better at reaching young people of color?

- could men of color have less at stake financially that could be jeopardized by identifying as gay than their white counterparts?

- LGBT women are as likely as non-LGBT women to be raising children

nytimes.com | williamsinstitute | gallup.com 20 Oct 12

4.4 percent of regular characters on scripted TV series are LGBT
glaad.org 21 Oct 12

3.4 percent of US adults are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender - Gallup survey of 120,000 interviews
gallup.com 19 Oct 12

Why the Gallup poll is farcical and more than 3.4 percent of Americans are LGBT
huffingtonpost.com 21 Oct 12

How Many LGBT People Are There? - polling company Gallup has waded into the debate
huffingtonpost.com 25 Oct 12

Census Bureau establishes National Advisory Committee to look at counting the LGBT population
census.gov | buzzfeed.com 14 Oct 12

Largest-ever study of over 45,000 LGBT citizens, living in 148 countries, publishes findings
communitymarketinginc.com 10 Aug 12

Americans have no idea how few gay people there are
- they guess 25%
- reality just 1.7%

a sign of the success of the movement for LGBT rights?
theatlantic.com

Same-sex Couples US Census 2010: more likely to be interracial and raising children
williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu 27 Apr 12

Gay and bisexual men have varied sexual repertoires

A new study suggests a broader, less disease-focused perspective might be warranted by public health practitioners in addressing the sexual health of gay and bisexual men.

In a sudy of their most recent sexual event:

- less than 40% engaged in anal intercourse

- 40% of partners were someone they were dating

- immense variability in the sexual repertoires, with more than 1,300 combinations of activities

- evaluations were mostly positive, ratings being highest among older men

- nearly half of participants who engaged in anal intercourse used a condom

- 82% had an orgasm, significantly more if with a relationship partner

newsinfo.iu.edu 21 Oct 11

Number of U.S. same-sex households

The U.S. Census Bureau reports:

- number of same-sex households jumps 80% to 646,464 in 2010, from 358,390 in 2000.

- represent 0.55 percent of all U.S. households

These figures revise the estimates from earlier in the year
businessweek.com 29 Sep 11

Williams Institute releases new data on same sex couples from the Census
williamsinstitute 29 Sep 11


5% of Elmhurst College's prospective students identify as LGBT - 90% answered groundbreaking question
chicagotribune.com 18 Jan 12

Number of U.S. same-sex households jumps 80% since 2000 - now 646,464 couples
businessweek.com 29 Aug 11

USA Census Snapshot 2010 Williams Institute provides demographic and geographic information about same-sex couples
ucla.edu 25 Aug 11

States Sodomy Laws

States Sodomy Laws - eighteen US states still refuse to rewrite their laws and take these anti-gay relics off their books
equalitymatters.org 10 Aug 11

Violent hate crimes against gay and transgendered Americans rose 13 percent in 2010
upi.com 14 Jul 11

U.S. adults estimate that 25% of Americans are gay or lesbian
gallup.com 28 May 11

Community Marketing to conduct 5th LGBT Community Survey - key social and economic habits
outandaboutnewspaper.com 1 May 11

Colmbia Street in Brooklyn leads NY in same-sex households
crainsnewyork.com 25 Apr 11

US Census reveals 10 Cities with the most same-sex couples
usnews.com 22 Apr 11

Reliable tally of gay population proves elusive
wsj.com 16 Apr 11

9 million Americans estimated to be gay or bisexual, but solid figures elusive
washingtonpost.com 7 Apr 11

About 5% of men and 13% of women aged 15-44 in the U.S. report same-sexual activity
washingtonpost.com 5 Mar 11

One in ten USA teens have same-sex partners
almost twice as many as previous research found
reuters.com 25 Oct 10

While 8% of US men identify as gay
the proportion who have had same-gender sexual interactions is higher
National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior Oct 11

Will and Grace at The Smithsonian

Smithsonian adds gay rights history to museum collection
Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of LGBT people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection in Washington, including items from the popular TV show Will and Grace
cbsnews.com 20 Aug 14

 

Masters_of_sex
Compelling gay story in Masters Of Sex
Masters & Johnson had what can be charitably described as a problematic relationship with homosexuality, purporting to convert 71% of homosexuals
thebacklot.com
channel4.com
Buy Book 20 Nov 13

 

Gay rights: Channel 4 News reviews Britain's changing attitudes, from the 50s to today
youtu.be 6 Feb 13

Gay Liberation Front GLF march 1971 London

Hall-Carpenter Archives - The LSE Library owns archives which were founded in 1982 and is the largest source for the study of gay activism in Britain
lse.ac.uk 3 Feb 13
lgbthistorymonth.org.uk

Quotations to Live By Polari Magazine looks back to Early Greece, and the first recorded words about homosexuality
polarimagazine.com 8 Jun 12

Was a homosexual life as public before WW2 as now?
npr.org 27 Mar 12

LGBT icons, flags symbols gay lesbian

LGBT symbols including the pink triangle and the rainbow flag and many more are catalogued in WikiPedia
wikipedia.org  10 Mar 12

Timeline of UK LGBT SportLearn about our sports history from the 1970s to today
lgbthistoryuk.org 16 Feb 12

2011: A good year to be gay - From marriage equality to the end of don't ask, don't tell, this has been an extraordinary year
guardian.co.uk 11 Dec 11

North, south, east and west: the gay tribes of London
thisislondon.co.uk 1 Dec 11

The Great Queers of History - includes at least four Nobel Prize winners
rictornorton.co.uk 17 Oct 11

30 LGBT Publications challenge historians to get LGBT history straight
yahoo.com 7 Oct 11

Uncovering America's gay history - October is US Gay History Month
epgn.com 2 Oct 11

William Rufus King: First gay U.S. vice president?
goqnotes.com 2 Oct 11

The LGBT Imprint: Gay news media past, present, and future
thenewcivilrightsmovement 30 Sep 11

A television coming out story from 1961 - first US documentary showed TV's power to change attitudes
advocate.com 23 Sep 11

Time Magazine photos gay history

A visual history of the US gay rights movement in Time magazine photos
time.com 21 Sep 11

The love that dared write its name - New catalogue traces the secret history of gay literature
independent.co.uk
download catalogue 11 Sep 11

The origins of gay media in Australia
gaynewsnetwork.com.au 12 Sep 11

The 1970s Vortex of sexual addiction
fcnp.com 7 Sep 11

Tom McFeely wants Australia's first gay and lesbian-themed museum in Collingwood church hall
melbourne-leader 29 Aug 11

The lives of gay men and cross-dressers in 18th century London - Radio 4 documentary features: Bumography, brothels, blackmail and bog-houses
BBC iPlayer 4 Aug 11

Merrymount settlement gay history

Hidden history of homosexuality in the US - gay community of America pre-dates Columbus
independent.co.uk 22 Jun 11

Documents from gay rights history on display for the first time at Library of Congress
washingtonpost.com 9 May 11

Bay Area Reporter, one of the USA's oldest LGBT papers, celebrates 40th anniversary - recalls the early days
kqed.org 11 Apr 11

The last original member of the Mattachine Society has died. John Gruber joined in 1951.
southfloridagaynews.com 24 Mar 11

Gay rights movement born in 19th century Germany, scholar says
eurekalert.org 1 Mar 11

Jack Straw's battle to reduce age of consent for gay men - BBC Politics interview
bbc.co.uk 6 Mar 11

So When Did the Gay Rights Movement Begin?
1.hnn.us | 2.hnn.us 12 Dec 10

Forty years ago today
the Gay Liberation Front was formed to challenge society's gender system
guardian.co.uk 13 Oct 10

We Were Everywhere - 'Queers in History'
gaycitynews.com | Buy Book 14 Mar 10

Interactive USA map
History of rights for gay couples
latimes.com -
2009

GBA UK

GBA Gay Market Intelligence roundup of gay business and employment news and research
gba.org.uk


CMI Community Survey
CMI's
Community Survey reaches 34,415 respondents

Among the insights are Economic Confidence:

45% of LGBT participants living in the United States indicated they are positive about their current economic situation, 25% indicated negative economic answers, and 30% were more neutral.

However, older LGBTs are far more confident about their economic situation than younger LGBTs
Download survey 5 Sep 14


Top 10 gay favourite drinks - in search of "the gayest drink ever"
thedrinksbusiness.com 16 Mar 13

Spartacus Gay Travel Index - ranks the UK at 7th in best gay tourist destinations - Sweden takes first place, USA is at 38, Vatican is 127th, Iran is bottom.
boston.com | gaytravelindex 5 Mar 13

Do you ever go commando? - Mens underwear buying habits have been surveyed by start-up website A Small Pair
See survey results 5 Mar 13

1,250,543 users visited gaytoz Directory in 2012, making over 17 million searches
gaytoz statistics 8 Jan 13

Prudential study finds LGBT community in USA in relatively good financial health; retirement a major concern, along with a lack of Social Security survivor benefits

- gay household income $61,500, above the median U.S. household income of $50,000

- lesbians have higher household income than gay men ($63,700 vs. $62,300)

- 61% LGBT individuals see their financial planning needs to be different from the general population

- 90% LGBT individuals never had a financial professional contact them about their specific LGBT financial planning needs.

prudential.com 7 Dec 12

 

Gay Men Like Vodka statistics habits

Gay Men Like Vodka
Lesbians Love Tequila
- infographic compares gay men and women with their straight counterparts
target-10.com 10 Oct 12

South Africa: In-depth research into gay market expenditure released
bizcommunity.com | LBM_Gay_Consumer_Profile 23 Jun 12 23 Jun 12

Is gay too mainstream for its own media? As general-market media becomes more gay friendly, LGBT players broaden niche
adage.com 12 Mar 12

The New Mainstream: 28% of TV watching spent on LGBT-inclusive shows in USA
nielsen.com 31 Oct 11

Absolut celebrates its 30 years of marketing to gay consumers
nytimes.com 27 Oct 11

LGBT adults strongly prefer brands that support causes important to them and offer equal workplace benefits
witeckcombs.com 19 Jul 11

Pink pound's value rises in mainstream markets
Lloyds cartoon depicted male couple aspiring to turn their house into their dream home
marketingweek.co.uk 4 Nov 10

London's diverse businesses bullish in defying the recession
39% of gay businesses are planning to market a new product or service
Diverse Business Confidence Index - July 2009

Marketing potential for GLBT population, study uncovers
rbr.com -
June 2009

Gay-Inclusive Marketing Barely Worth Highlighting Anymore
queerty.com - June 2009

Advertising Media Program launched by GLAAD
Levi's and Wells Fargo honored for commitment to LGBT-inclusive advertising
echelonmagazine.com - May 2009

Saab: gay men 18 times more likely to own one than general public; Lesbians 11 times
bnet.com
Apr 09

More prolific users of the internet
93% of gay men access the internet every day
nma.co.ukApr 09

LGBT vehicle owners: Gaywheels.com launches first survey about brand loyalty
outinamerica.com
4 Mar 09

Rainbow bar chart

Organisations People Attitudes / Sports Anti-gay

Twenty years of child molestation records from the Boy Scouts of America finds vast majority of child molesters are not gay men

In 317 cases:
- 74 children were abused by other children or teens under the age of 18
- 9 children could not identify their abuser
- 2 children were abused by someone identified as gay or lesbian
- 232 children were sexually abused by the heterosexual partner of a close relative

lgbtqnation.com 18 Sep 12

Montreal university creates homophobia research grant
ctv.ca 24 Nov 11

The most important LGBT group you've never heard of - The Williams Institute
advocate.com | Gay Research 16 Aug 11

Movement Advancement Project reports on finances of 39 leading LGBT organizations - $161m
metroweekly.com 2 Mar 11

'Education' tops gay topics asked
of Stonewall's Information Service, after 8,866 enquiries in 2010
Stonewall reports 15 Feb 11

5,000 homophobic hate crimes
reported across England, Wales and Northern Ireland last year
yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk 30 Nov 10

Audiences want 'more realistic' portrayal of gay people
finds BBC study
bbc.co.uk 30 Sep 10

Rainbow List 2014: LGBT people who make a real difference

Rainbow List 2014: LGBT people who make a real difference
The result honours those who have long and brave histories of standing up for equal rights, as well as youngsters whose openness in the past year shows children (and adults) that who they are and whom they love need not be a barrier to success in any walk of life
independent.co.uk 9 Nov 14

 

David Geffen

Meet the world's LGBT billionaires
In this year's Forbes Billionaires list just seven, or 0.4%, of the globe's 1,645 billionaires openly identify as LGBT
forbes.com 11 Mar 14

Pink List 2012

Pink List 2013
The Independent on Sunday chooses 101 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people that make a difference
independent.co.uk

Tim Cook - OUT power List

The Power List 2013 - Apple's Tim Cook heads the gay men and women whose power and prestige is instrumental in influencing the way Americans think about, and engage with the world
out.com 10 Apr 13

Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Baldwin - The first openly gay U.S. senator talks about her historic campaign, and is The Advocate's 'Person of the Year'
advocate.com 6 Jan 13

PINK LIST 2012
The Independent lists top 100 LGBT people in the UK
independent.co.uk

True blood most inclusive gay on TV

Rise in gay characters on TV - True Blood is most inclusive series with six LGBT characters, finds new study
sfgate.com 5 Oct 12

All 50 states - have openly LGBT elected officials for the first time
washingtonblade.com 28 Apr 12

Forty Under 40 - the LGBT architects of the next decade
advocate.com 28 Apr 12

Top 36 Power List - Tim Cook, Apple CEO heads OUT magazine's 'Power List' of world's influential gay people
out.com 28 Apr 12

The Gay Rights Bunch

LGBT Mount Rushmore - The faces of the gay rights movement - it is a rare occasion if the Stonewall riots are included in history textbooks
buquad.com 6 Dec 11

The IoS Pink List 2011 - readers nominate our unsung heroes and heroines
independent.co.uk
23 Oct 11

Peter Tatchell interviewed on American TV about 44 years of activism - video
freespeech.org 17 Sep 11

 

Half of US adults think businesses should be allowed to reject same-sex couples

Half of US adults think businesses should be allowed to reject same-sex couples
Nearly half of U.S. adults think that businesses like caterers and florists should be allowed to reject same-sex couples as customers if the businesses have religious objections to serving those couples
pewforum.org 23 Sep 14


Good place to live

Nearly 3 in 10 worldwide see their areas as good for gays

Nearly three in 10 adults (28%) across 123 countries in 2013 say their city or area is a "good place" for gay or lesbian people to live, but hospitable attitudes range widely from as high as 83% in the Netherlands to as low as 1% in Pakistan and Senegal
gallup.com  28 Aug 14

Americans are changing their minds about gays at a startling pace
Americans are changing their minds about gays at a startling pace
Driven by young people coming of age in a new era and by people of all ages increasingly familiar with gays and lesbians in their families and their lives, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll:

- 75% those aged 18-29 favor same-sex marriage. 50% aged 60 and older oppose it

- 71% American adults say they know someone who's gay

- 48% said they wouldn't be upset if one of their children told them they were gay

mcclatchydc.com 16 Aug 14

Come Out To Play LGBT sports research
Research reveals distress of gay students on the sports field
80% of school students have experienced casual homophobia in PE lessons while a quarter have been physically abused by classmates during school sporting activities, new research into depression and anxiety has found
starobserver.com.au 11 Aug 14
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Glaad studio responsibility index

GLAAD
maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images of LGBT people in films

GLAAD's Studio Responsibility Index found that of the 102 releases from the major studios in 2013, 17 of them included characters identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual. The majority of these characters were minor roles or cameos, and GLAAD found that many of these were outright defamatory representations
glaad.org 23 Jul 14

Out in the field

Four out of five gay athletes face discrimination
In the largest survey of its kind, Out on the Fields paints a shocking picture of a hostile national sporting environment, with almost half of gay and lesbian respondents reporting they had been the direct target of verbal threats, bullying, violence or exclusion from sport
theage.com.au | outonthefields.com 16 Jul 14

New poll reveals worldwide support for gay players to come out
Sweden and Denmark the most supportive countries. Germany and the US trail in the ratings
theguardian.com 27 May 14

Homophobia in sport to be measured internationally for the first time
The Out on the Fields study will look at the prevalence and forms of homophobia in the UK and other countries, among athletes and fans, and allow researchers to compare sporting culture in the UK with other Western countries. The study has been set up by the organizers of the Bingham Cup Sydney 2014 tournament
brunel.ac.uk 22 May 14
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Men and Masculinities
37 of 40 straight British men have 'cuddled' with another man
What we can learn from a new paper on homosociality in Britain? ''I love a quick cuddle, just so you remember your friends are about and are there for you.''
newrepublic.com 29 Apr 14

Homophobic people die earlier
Heterosexuals who reported higher levels of antigay prejudice had higher mortality risk than those who reported lower levels, finds Columbia University study
aphapublications.org 23 Feb 14

Opening Doors for older LGBT people

Older gay people still experience prejudice from care staff
In some cases older LGBT people in sheltered housing and care homes have hidden their sexuality
theguardian.com 16 Sep 13
openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Homophobia still rife in UK, Gay in Britain survey claims
Many expect to face discrimination and feel that social attitudes lag behind parliament
theguardian.com 25 Aug 13

Top 10 happiest nations in the world, based on the Better Life Index, are all countries inspiring equality and the non-discrimination of gay citizens
gaystarnews.com 29 May 13

Knowing an actor is gay significantly affected ratings of his masculinity, but not of his acting performance, researchers say
clemson.edu 14 May 13

Majority support opening Boy Scouts to gays - 55% say ban should end in University poll
cnn.com | quinnipiac.edu 7 Feb 13

Big drop in those who say being gay's a sin, finds Nashville survey - to use the gospel to condemn anyone is missing the point
usatoday.com 11 Jan 13

EU Discrimination

EuroBarometer 2012
Latest EU survey on discrimination includes sexual orientation and gender identity:

- 46% think LGB people face discrimination, while
- 46% think they rarely or never do
- 45% think transgender people face discrimination, and
- 42% disagree

Vice-President of the LGBT Intergroup, reacted: "I'm happy to see that citizens feel increasingly comfortable with LGBT persons overall."
lgbt-ep.eu | Download Report 27 Nov 12

Stonewall_Living_Togather_Scotland 2012

Scots 'still face prejudice' - Three out of five people believe LGBT Scots still face public prejudice, according to Stonewall Scotland poll
bbc.co.uk | Stonewall 29 Jun 12

27% in Northern Ireland would mind a gay, lesbian or bisexual person living next door, up from 14% in 2005
bbc.co.uk 13 Jun 12

Americans' attitudes toward gay community changing, shows CNN Poll:

- 60% have a gay friend or family member (up from 49% in 2010)

- 54% say that gay marriages should be recognized (73% of those aged 18-34)

cnn.com 7 Jun 12

50% of Russians believe media makes people gay - poll
ria.ru 18 May 12

94% Russians have never faced "gay propaganda" but still support a ban on it, according to new poll
ria.ru 20 Apr 12

Homophobia: There is heartening evidence that we are becoming more tolerant of people's sexual orientation
guardian.co.uk 5 Mar 12

53% Tory voters OK with heterosexual kisses on TV before 9pm, but only 20% for gay men kissing
yougov.co.uk 2 Sep 11

Over 540,000 Christians sign Home Depot boycott over gay activism
christianpost.com
15 Aug 11

American Library Association's Top 10 list of most frequently challenged books
latimes.com 13 Apr 11

Hate Crime Report - Galop report shows shocking statistics about homophobia and transphobia in London
galop.org.uk 5 Aug 13

Hate crimes down in 2011, but anti-gay violence up, FBI says
latimes.com 13 Dec 12

Survey reveals 2/3 of Russians repelled by homosexuals - a mere 1% claimed to respect homosexuals
agi.it 3 Nov 12

The 45 Biggest Homophobes of The Advocate's 45 years - Reagan, The Pope, Mel Gibson, etc
advocate.com 22 Aug 12

39% in Hong Kong say homosexuality "contradicts the morals of the community"
wsj.com 18 May 12

Rainbow Europe

LGBT Equality Map
care2.com

'Demonization of LGBT people' by family groups examined in SPLC report
Download report | SPLC 11 Oct 11

Prominent homophobes caught in gay sex scandals listed on hilarious new website
gayhomophobe.com 9 Sep 11

Ireland: Number of complaints of anti-gay behaviour down 80%
independent.ie 25 Aug 11

18 anti-gay groups and their propaganda
splcenter.org 23 Nov 10

Top 10 anti-gay activists caught being gay
ranker.com 4 Oct 10

Gay Health Suicide/Bullying Gay Marriage Parenting

Men who have sex with men experience poor and worsening sexual health in London
Men who have sex with men experience poor and worsening sexual health in London

Even though MSM make up only an estimated 2% of the London adult population (3.8% of the male population), they constituted nearly one in five (24%) of all London residents diagnosed with new sexually transmitted infections (STI) in 2013, finds Pubic Health England report
gov.uk 23 Sep 14

 

Gay people more likely to have mental health problems, survey says
Gay people more likely to have mental health problems, survey says
In one of the biggest surveys of homosexuals in England, researchers from Cambridge University found that:

-12% of lesbian women and almost 19% of bisexual women reported mental health problems, compared with 6% of heterosexual women.

- 11% of gay men and 15% of bisexual men reported problems, compared to 5% of heterosexual men
cchsr.iph.cam.ac.uk 4 Sep 14

 

lesbian obesity
Federal study on lesbian obesity costs $3 million

The study to determine why 75 percent of lesbian women are obese, and gay men are not, has totaled nearly $3 million. They determined that gay males had a "greater desire for toned muscles" than straight men, while lesbians have lower "athletic self-esteem"
washingtontimes.com 1 Sep 14

Beer glass
Gay sex 'linked to drink and drugs'

A GT poll found:

- 54% of gay and bisexual men questioned have had sex without a condom while under the influence of alcohol

- 76% had used drugs recreationally

- 31% spent between £100 and £300 on average every month on illegal substances

yahoo.com 1 Aug 14

Gay men have sex when drunk. And ... ?
The Gay Times' new figures on gay men's sexual habits while taking drugs clashes with more rigorous research
theguardian.com 2 Aug 14

 

A third of 12 to 17-year-olds wrongly think they can't catch HIV through unprotected sex
Figures from the MAC AIDS Fund survey also suggest nearly 90% of UK teenagers believe they are not at risk of contracting HIV or Aids in their lifetime
bbc.co.uk 16 Jul 14

CDC Bisexual health
Bisexual men most at risk for HIV and STDs, says CDC

William Jeffries, the author of the study, said that although HIV is less common in bisexual men, because they are often on the "down low," having sex with men but in relationships with a women, they are less likely to get tested for HIV, causing a greater risk. "Biphobia," he said, is to blame
edgeboston.com 24 Jun 14

 

Out of your mind
Rise in gay men becoming dependent on GHB/GBL

London Friend's
new report on drug & alcohol treatment for LGB&T people. Chief Executive Monty Moncrieff says: "It feels like LGBT issues are literally out of people's minds when they plan and deliver drug and alcohol services"
londonfriend.org.uk 3 Jun 14

AIDS is no longer in top 10 causes of death in NYC
New York Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said AIDS dropped off the top 10 list in 2012 for the first since 1983
nydailynews.com 14 Mar 14

Healthcare Equality Index 2014

Healthcare Equality Index lists gay-friendly healthcare providers
Stonewall today names Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust the most gay-friendly healthcare organisation in England. Sussex Partnership NHS Trust and St Andrew's Healthcare complete the top three
stonewall.org.uk 14 Mar 14

HIV and Poverty - THT report

THT sees 15% rise in people seeking financial help
Lack of government support is leaving too many people with HIV facing a cycle of poverty, according to a new report published today by HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust
tht.org.uk 23 Feb 14

 

Steroid use higher among gay teen boys

Steroid use nearly six times higher
among gay and bi teen boys, study shows - it's possible they feel more pressure to achieve a bulked-up 'ideal' male physique, or to help them fend off bullies
dailymail.co.uk 4 Feb 14

 

Efforts to tackle gonorrhoea treatment resistance may be working
In England over a quarter of people with gonorrhoea also had HIV, reaching 40% amongst men who have sex with men
gov.uk 30 Oct 13

Gay blood donor world map

Gay blood donor
world map -
Canada will be lifting a nearly 30-year ban on blood donations from gay men, which most countries still ban
ctvnews.ca 24 May 13

 

US National Survey of Family Growth 2006-2010 - Key Statistics
cdc.gov 5 May 13

Gay men have fewer sex partners; condom use unchanged, finds US National Survey of Family Growth
aidsmeds.com 5 May 13

Married straight couples are 'healthier than gay couples': Scientists back calls for same-sex marriage
dailymail.co.uk 27 Feb 13

Coming out has health benefits, finds new neuroscience study
montrealgazette.com 29 Jan 13

46% of the general public wrongly think you can get HIV from being spat at finds NAT survey
nat.org.uk 14 Jan 13

Why do lesbians drink so much? Melbourne academics study why lesbians drink 2-3 times more than straight women
healthcanal.com 21 Dec 12

Sexually transmitted infection diagnoses on the rise in England - New data shows young gay men at highest risk
hpa.org.uk 31 May 12

Gay people 'seven times more likely to take illegal drugs than general population', finds LGF Study
dailymail.co.uk | lgf.org.uk 24 Sep 12

Most US adult men are circumcised, but the number of newborns having the op is now below 50% in some states
bbc.co.uk 23 Aug 12

49% Asia-Pacific transgender women may be afflicted with HIV, finds UN Development Programme study
AFP google.com 18 May 12

Almost 80% of GLBT Australians have suffered intense anxiety in the past year, a new survey shows
ninemsn.com.au 3 Apr 12

Gay seniors fear bias - 3 million LGBT people in US will be over 65 by 2030
daytondailynews.com 17 Jan 12

Epidemiology of HIV - tracking the data
Global statistics | UK statistics 1 Dec 11

Teen boys fear "gay" label, loss of intimate friends, says researcher
nytimes.com

UK Foundation for AIDS Research publish survey results of HIV positive people in UK 2010/11
ukfar.com 14 Sep 11

Federal study examined effects of penis size in gay community, complains Traditional Values Coalition
foxnews.com | NIH Report 19 Jul 11

U.S. to begin collecting LGBT health data, says HHS official
washingtonblade.com 25 Jun 11

About 25% of Americans think HIV transmission could be possible via drinking glasses
instinctmagazine.com 25 Jun 11

LGBT Bullying in school linked to long-term health effects in new report
huffingtonpost.com | familyproject 16 May 11

Condom use routine for U.S. teens, not adults
reuters.com 4 Oct 10

1 in 5 gay/bi men have HIV, nearly half don't know, CDC survey finds
webmd.com 24 Sep 10

Sexually Transmitted Infections
UK Health statistics
hpa.org.uk

Britain has most new HIV cases in Europe says Unicef report
lgf.org.uk - May 2009

HIV stigma reinforces anti-gay bias, half of Americans believe - GMHC research
gmhc.org - April 2009

17% of Psychiatrists assisted a client to reduce homosexual feelings
biomedcentral.com | treatmentshomosexuality.org.uk

A third of people with HIV face discrimination, finds THT report
tht.org.uk

 

Youth Risk Behavious Survey
Gay young people four times more likely than their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey also found that mental health and suicidality risk varied with race and ethnicity
nih.gov 1 Aug 14

Planning for later life
LGB people grow older fearing discrimination and isolation

YouGov
poll shows that 48% of LGB people fear discrimination when dealing with bereavement while 55% of those over the age of 45 have no financial provision for their funeral. Shockingly, one in ten say they have experienced discrimination at a funeral or when arranging one
stonewall.org.uk 17 Jul 14
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Two thirds of gay teens have contemplated suicide, as 80% say they are bullied
Published by anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label, the report found gay school and college students are more likely to be bullied than any other demographic group in UK
huffingtonpost.co.uk 2 May 14

Youth Chances LGBT survey

Mental health crisis looms for gay teenagers
More than half of young gay people have suffered mental health issues, and 40 per cent have considered suicide, according to a Youth Chances report
independent.co.uk 12 Jan 14
youthchances.org

 

Samaritans Talk To Us

10% calls to Samaritans from men talked about sexual orientation
This compares with only one in forty similar calls from women. Suicide risk among gay men in civil partnerships is eight times higher than in heterosexual couples
samaritans.org 25 Oct 13

Closeted gay soldiers more likely to attempt suicide, finds University of Montana research
gaystarnews.com 1 Mar 13

Bullying study in US suggests it subsides as gay, lesbian, bisexual teens get older
cbsnews.com 5 Feb 13

UK suicide rate rises 'significantly' in 2011 - highest suicide rate was among men aged between 30 and 44
bbc.co.uk 22 Jan 13

One in four young gay people assaulted - UK Research highlighting the problems of growing up as a homosexual also shows that one in two of the youngsters self-harm
independent.co.uk | Gay Research 4 Nov 12

Most teen suicide victims are bullied both online and in school, finds American Academy of Pediatrics:

In 41 suicide cases from the UK, US, Canada, and Australia, 24 percent of teens were the victims of homophobic bullying
medicalxpress.com 23 Oct 12

Youth Chances surveyed 2,840 people around UK:

Discrimination
- 74% experienced name calling / verbal abuse
- 47% experienced threats / intimidation
- 47% experienced harassment
- 25% experienced physical assault because they are LGBTQ or people think they are LGBT.

Self-harm
- 53% have hurt themselves on purpose
- 67% of female LGBQ respondents have hurt themselves on purpose, compared to 36% of male LGBQ respondents
- 75% of transgender respondents have hurt themselves on purpose, with a staggering 27% still actively self-harming.
Survey results | Take part in survey 18 Sep 12


40 percent of US homeless teenagers are LGBT, finds new study
williamsinstitute 15 Jul 12

HRC survey of 13-17 LGBT youth

Growing Up LGBT in America: groundbreaking HRC survey of more than 10,000 LGBT 13-17 year-olds
hrc.org 8 Jun 12

94.5% of students say they would treat an LGBT person better after hearing from an LGBT role model
Diversity Role Models 2 May 12

One-in-five young LGBT Irish people attempt suicide, research shows
independent.ie 5 Apr 12

UK Hate crime prosecutions reach record high - 1246 prosecutions, including 42 transphobic cases in 2010/11
bbc.co.uk | cps_hate_crime_report 14 Feb 12

Family support helps prevent suicide among gay youth, study says
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17 Feb 12

Gay suicides should be counted, say British campaigners
gaystarnews.com 27 Jan 12

Bullying widespread in US elementary schools - most common is use of the word "gay" in a negative way
GLSEN Report 19 Jan 12

Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal - Arizona University study
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov 16 Dec 11

Nearly half of 7th to 12th graders experienced sexual harassment in the last school year
nytimes.com 7 Nov 11

Almost a quarter of gay Massachusetts teens are homeless - numbers dwarf heterosexual rate
allheadlinenews.com 23 Jul 11

Among the homeless, GLB teens are more likely to live away from their families
medicalnewstoday.com 22 Jul 11

Problems of coming out in rural Ireland - LGBT people seven times more likely to commit suicide
leinsterleader.ie | facebook.com 27 Apr 11

Gay youths less likely to attempt suicide when they live in supportive communities
usatoday.com 21 Apr 11

Suicide attempts by gay teens are more common in politically conservative areas
washingtonpost.com 18 Apr 11

How young people experience disadvantage due to their sexual orientation
equalityhumanrights.com | Download Report 27 Mar 11

Two in three LGT secondary school pupils said they had been bullied and nearly one in six of them had received death threats
equalityhumanrights.com 3 Mar 11

 

Why most Americans now favour allowing gay marriage
Why most Americans now favour allowing gay marriage
Probably the most important force driving the spread of gay rights is familiarity. As more and more gay people come out, more and more heterosexuals realise that they have gay friends or neighbours, most of whom are boringly normal
economist.com 10 Oct 14

Gay weddings
Number of UK same-sex weddings revealed for the first time
Just over 1,400 same-sex marriages took place in the first three months of the new law, official figures have revealed. Of these, 56% were female couples and 44% were male
bbc.co.uk 21 Aug 14

3,000 people have entered into civil partnerships in Ireland
By the end of 2012, civil partnerships had been registered by 965 couples, in every county in Ireland. Now that figure has rocketed to 3,000 up to June this year, according to the Gay and
Lesbian Equality Network
herald.ie | glen.ie 18 Aug 14

Majority of Ukip and Conservative voters now support gay marriage
Ipsos MORI said: "It is very unusual, even over a period of 40 years, to see such a sea change in public attitudes. People in Britain are clearly behind the recent legislation on gay marriage

- 61% of Tories said homosexual couples should be allowed to marry each other

- 54% of Ukip supporters now feel the same

- 75% of both Labour and Liberal Democrat supporters agree with gay marriage
independent.co.uk 24 Apr 14

80% US voters believe there would be less discrimination
if gay marriage were legal in 50 states
gqrr.com 31 Mar 14

61% of young Republicans favor same-sex marriage
Today, 61% of Republicans under 30 favor same-sex marriage while just 35% oppose it. By contrast, just 27% of Republicans ages 50 and older favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry
pewresearch.org 10 Mar 14

Voters back same-sex marriage, finds latest YouGov poll

- 54% of Britons support 'changing the law to allow same-sex couples to marry'

- Conservative supporters are evenly divided: 45% in favour, 48% oppose

yougov.co.uk 20 May 13


Only one UK voter in 14 says gay marriage is a priority issue that would be important in deciding next election
dailymail.co.uk 4 Feb 13

Highest rate ever of LGBTQ intimate partner violence, including 19 homicides, revealed in new report
windycitymediagroup.com | avp.org 11 Oct 12

6,795 civil partnerships in the UK in 2011 an increase of 6.4% - 672 dissolutions granted
ons.gov.uk 31 Jul 12

How economics explains the rising support for gay marriage
freakonomics.com 16 May 12

47% Americans now favor gay marriage - well up from 39% in 2008 and 31% in 2004
AFP google.com 26 Apr 12

Studies show Latinos and African Americans are broadly supportive of LGBT equality
- 74% of Latinos and Hispanics support legal recognition for gay couples
- 50% of African Americans support marriage equality
hrc.org 7 Apr 12

New Statesmen YouGov gay marriage poll

New Statesmen / YouGov gay marriage poll - The most recent YouGov poll found that a plurality, if not a majority, of UK voters support David Cameron's plan to introduce gay marriage
newstatesman.com 13 Mar 12 

Poll finds big increase in support for gay marriage in California - 59% now in favour
latimes.com 1 Mar 12 

Economic boost of marriage equality in Washington State estimated at $88 million
williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu 23 Jan 12

Same-sex couples prefer marriage over other legal relationship statuses; Over 140,000 formalized in the U.S.
williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu 10 Nov 11

Civil partners less likely than married couples to 'divorce' - More than 500 children have been born to lesbian couples
telegraph.co.uk 23 Sep 11

Most Britons still oppose gay marriage and the adoption of children, Government report reveals
dailymail.co.uk 23 Sep 11

Gay and straight couples more monogamous than in the past - gay cheaters drop to 59% from 83%
usatoday.com 6 Sep 11

One in four New York newlyweds is gay - 1,400 gay couples out of 5,587 licenses
nypost.com 23 Aug 11

61% of Scots agreed that same-sex couples should be able to marry
economist.com 12 Aug 11

Half of Americans believe Christians are persecuted by gay "marriage" advocates, third of Democrats think its 'necessary'
wnd.com 6 May 11

The gay marriage revolution started centuries ago - Christianity never spoke with one voice
huffingtonpost.com 7 Apr 11

Majority of people view lesbian and gay parents as equal to any other parents
Stonewall.org.uk 31 Jan 11

Survey shows gay and bisexual teens have heightened pregnancy risks
Survey shows gay and bisexual teens have heightened pregnancy risks
A survey in British Columbia finds that gay and bisexual boys are nearly four times more likely to cause a pregnancy, and lesbian and bisexual girls are more than twice as likely to get pregnant
vancouver.24hrs.ca 6 Aug 14


Men more sceptical about two-dad families

47% of UK men disagree that a gay male couple can do as good a job bringing up children as a man and a woman, in contrast to 30% of women
natcen.ac.uk 7 Mar 14

LGBT people are nearly twice as likely to experience Food Insecurity
US Food Stamp survey finds in the last year:
- 29% LGBT adults did not have enough money to feed their family
- 21% participated in Food Stamp programme
williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu 23 Feb 14

Children in gay adoptions at no disadvantage - Research confirms same-sex couples are just as good at parenting as heterosexuals
independent.co.uk 3 Mar 13

Poll shows 81 per cent of people would be comfortable with having a gay child
stonewall.org.uk 8 Feb 13

Map showing the number of children waiting to be adopted in different parts of England is published
bbc.co.uk 11 Jan 13

Adolescents with Lesbian Mothers Describe Their Own Lives. New US study finds that 17-year-old adolescents:
- were academically successful
- had active social networks
- have close family bonds
Download Study | discovermagazine.com

Children of lesbian couples

Absence of male role models - did not adversely affect teens raised in lesbian-headed households, finds new study
williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu 21 Jun 12

Half of teens with lesbian mothers face stigmatization, most often during school - but were able to cope
williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu 9 Mar 12

Two million children have become collateral damage of decades of policies designed to hurt LGBT parents
children-matter report 28 Jan 12

Pink v blue - are children born with gender preferences?
guardian.co.uk 13 Dec 11

Number of US gay couples who adopt tripledover last decade - 21,740 couples adopted children in 2009
latimes.com 22 Oct 11

US Report details inequities for children of gay parents
huffingtonpost.com 26 Oct 11

Children of gay families more likely to be poor: US study
reuters.com 26 Oct 11

 

Sexual Politics Workplace Trans Religion

PornHub survey
Women prefer watching gay porn to straight porn

Pornhub
has produced a study that reveals women prefer watching lesbian porn to straight porn... and also prefer watching gay male porn to straight porn, too
craveonline.co.uk 4 Oct 14

 

Lesbian kiss
Lesbians 'significantly more likely' to orgasm than straight females

Lesbian women had a much higher probability of orgasm (75%) than either heterosexual women, at 62%, or bisexual women, at 58%
independent.co.uk 19 Aug 14

 

Come Out for European Elections
A quarter of elected European Parliament committed to LGBTI equality

185 (25%) newly elected members of the 751-seat European Parliament have signed ILGA-Europe's European Elections 2014 Come Out Pledge, committing themselves to advancing human rights and LGBTI equality over the next five years
ilga-europe.org 28 May 14

UKIP and Tory MEPs fail to sign LGBT rights pledge
pinknews.co.uk

Gallup poll born gay

Less than half of Americans think people are born gay
37% of Americans believe people become gay as a result of factors such as their upbringing and environment, while 42% say people are born gay
gallup.com 30 May 14

New evidence sexuality IS innate: Study finds gay men respond to male pheromones
Chinese researchers studied the pheromones naturally given off by men and women to see whether they've had much of an effect on the opposite gender. It turns out that they do, and how they do depends on a person's sexuality
motherboard.vice.com 2 May 14

Human steroid androstadienone conveys masculinity to straight women and gay men
Paper by Chinese researchers, Wen Zhou, Xiaoying Yang, Kepu Chen, Peng Cai, Sheng He and Yi Jiang
cell.com 2 May 14

Gay men use internet to find straight sexual partners
either to fulfill a fantasy, or because it allows anonymous sexual encounters without discovery, finds Columbia University study
news-medical.net 27 Mar 14

Penis size does matter - in the locker room at least
new insight into cockocracy in sport ... suggests that cock size does matter in sport, irrespective of sexuality, sporting discipline and age - gay athletes suggest that there was an attempt to perform in a heteronormative manner to de-emphasize queer behaviour
outsports.com 20 Mar 14

US states with legalized gay marriage watch 7% more gay porn than states without
However in Mississippi (where butt sex is still illegal), Louisiana and Georgia, the percentage of gay viewers is higher than the average of the legal gay marriage states
pornhub.com 13 Mar 14

Being homosexual is only partly due to gay gene, research finds
Study finds that while gay men share similar genetic make-up, it only accounts for 40 per cent of chance of a man being homosexual
telegraph.co.uk 14 Feb 14

Being gay IS in your genes, say scientists in controversial new DNA study
Strengthens claims homosexuality is decided by biology, not choice - Fears breakthrough could be used to develop tests for expecting mothers
dailymail.co.uk 14 Feb 14

Part of the picture LGB drugs survey

25% in LGF survey are substance dependent
Gays are more likely to be dependent on drugs and alcohol compared to straights, LGF in Manchester's five year Part of the Picture project has revealed
lgf.org.uk 12 Nov 13

Majority of bisexuals still in the closet, finds Pew study
seattletimes.com 22 Jul 13

Why "three-quarters" of lesbians are obese and why gay males are not - National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards $1.5 million to study biological and social factors
reason.com 13 Mar 13

London Sex Survey

London Sex Survey 2013
- 23% men would have gay sex
- 60% women would have lesbian sex
timeout.com 15 Feb 13

Domestic Partner Violence 2010

Bisexual Women

almost twice as likely to be abused as straight women, finds first US study to break down domestic violence rates by self-identified sexual orientation

- 35% of straight women had experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by a partner at some point in their lives

- 43.8% of lesbian women had experienced one of the three, and

- 61.1% of bisexual women.

cdc.gov 26 Jan 13

More straight Americans than gay Americans are having 'Gay Sex'
huffingtonpost.com 23 Aug 12

57% of times 'gaydar' can tell the difference between gay and straight men
smh.com.au 18 May 12

Low IQ and conservative beliefs linked to homophobia, new study finds
livescience.com 2 Feb 12

Facial symmetry could play a role in "gaydar," a new study suggests
sciencedaily.com 25 Jan 12

Almost half of heterosexuals under 45 have anal sex says CDC Report
thenewcivilrightsmovement | Download report 7 Jan 12

59.2% of gay men compare their appearance to people who are better looking
uwe.ac.uk 6 Jan 12

Effects of penis size in gay community examined in US taxpayer-funded study
foxnews.com 2 Dec 11

Prominent homophobes caught in gay sex scandals listed on hilarious new website
gayhomophobe.com 9 Sep 11

What the Internet reveals about sexual desire - straight men's sexual interest parallels gay men's
salon.com | Buy Book 3 May 11

Research shatters myth of sex-on-the-brain men - think about sex every two hours, not every seven seconds
mirror.co.uk 2 Apr 11

Penis size world map -
targetmap.com 27 Mar 11

Gaydar reveals that over two-thirds of Brits (69%)
would like more sex and ideally the 'quickie' variety
femalefirst.co.uk 9 Feb 11

Half of men would forgive their female partner's infidelity
as long as it was with another woman
nypost.com 29 Jan 11

Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland's schools
Just 16% of teachers trained to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland's schools

New YouGov polling for Stonewall Scotland shows that teachers are still failing to tackle homophobic bullying in Scotland's schools. The Teachers' Report 2014 reveals that 89% primary school staff and 83% secondary school staff have not received any specific training on now to tackle homophobic bullying
stonewallscotland.org.uk 10 Nov 14

Homophobic bullying still 'rife', say secondary teachers
bbc.co.uk 10 Nov 14

Institution of Engineering and Technology
Gay engineers hide sexuality to safeguard career
A study by the Institution of Engineering and Technology found that 42% of respondents said they were not open about their sexuality at work, compared with just over 45% who said they were
ft.com 21 Jul 14

theiet.org

 

Gay teachers suffer discrimination by colleagues and students
The Teacher Support Network survey reveals 68% UK teachers have witnessed homophobic harassment and 48% have been personally discriminated against because of their sexual orientation
sys-con.com
27 Mar 14

Football v Homophobia

200 current Premier League stars undertake Kick It Out consultation
- 39% of the soccer players have witnessed, and 3% subjected to, homophobic abuse in football stadiums

- 7% of players have been subjected to, and 26% have witnessed, homophobic abuse on the training ground or in the dressing room

kickitout.org 19 Mar 14

 

The myth of gay affluence
Despite a commonly held belief that LGBT Americans tend to live it up in classy urban neighborhoods, they struggle with disproportionately high levels of poverty compared to straight people
theatlantic.com 21 Mar 14

A&E staff in Scotland reveal "worrying" incidents of homophobic abuse
There were 774 attacks on accident and emergency staff in Scotland reported in 2012 and 2013, according to figures from the Scottish Liberal Democrats
bbc.co.uk 4 Mar 14

A third of gay Irish employees 'have experienced harassment at work'
and more than 10% have quit a job because of discrimination, a new survey by Trinity College Dublin suggests
independent.ie 4 Mar 14

LGB discromination at work

LGB workers twice as likely to experience discrimination at work
Plymouth University and the Manchester Business School survey shows one in 10 LGBs had been subjected to discrimination in the last 12 months, as opposed to one in 20 heterosexuals
mbs.ac.uk 31 Jan 14

Workplace Equality Index 2013

'Best in class' Workplace Equality Index
Stonewall publishes five year review of Workplace Equality Index of over 800 employers across Britain. The review demonstrates new challenges for gay people at work
stonewall.org.uk 14 Nov 13

 

Municipality Equality Index HRC

Municipality Equality IndexHRC finds that while many U.S. cities lag behind, some of the most LGBT-friendly policies in the country have been implemented at municipal level
hrc.org 28 Nov 12

LGBT Investors express confidence about retirement goals, according to Wells Fargo study
wellsfargo.com 30 May 12

Global LGBT Workplace Summit: New research reveals homophobia in the workplace still prevalent - 5-6 Jul
globallgbtworkplacesummit.org 23 Jun 12

Canada: 72% LGBT workers feel attitudes in their workplace have improved over the past five years
minyanville.com 23 Jun 12

Actors Equity trade union

Is it safe to be out in the entertainment industry?

Equity survey of LGBT actors finds:

- 81% are out in their professional lives

- 94% are honest about their sexuality to their fellow performers

- 57% are not open about their sexuality to their agent

- 35% have experienced homophobia in their profesional lives

thestage.co.uk | equity.org.uk 26 Jan 12

Being 'out' is not so harmful after all, finds Indian work survey
indiatimes.com 13 Feb 12

Is it safe to be out in the entertainment industry? Equity finds 81% actors are out in their professional lives
equity.org.uk 26 Jan 12

New study reveals the factors that influence whether or not LGB workers come out at work
irishtimes.com 15 Nov 11

How 'gay' resumes are rejected 40% more than straight CVs
dailymail.co.uk 8 Oct 11

A third of gay guys have come out over 10 times, 80% agree it's easier today than ten years ago
gaydarradio.com 12 Oct 11

The cubicle and the closet - Almost half of LGBT workers in USA are not out at work, survey says
chicagotribune.com 18 Aug 11

Management handling of sexual orientation,
religion & belief in the workplace - research findings
National Centre for Social Research 26 Jan 11

 

Report on suicide attempts among transgender adults
The National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) shows that suicide attempts were made by:

- 78% who suffered physical violence at school

- 65% who experienced violence at work

- 57% whose family chose not to speak to them

- 60% whose doctor refused to treat them

williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu 30 Jan 14

 

Transgender Sterilization

17 European Countries force transgender sterilization before legal gender change is made to their identification ID
motherjones.com 18 Feb 12

Sex-change treatment for kids on the rise
cbsnews.com 20 Feb 12

Data changes raise concerns for trans and intersex university students in UK
pinknews.co.uk 27 Jan 12

Injustice at Every Turn: US National Transgender Discrimination Survey published
thetaskforce.org | Download report 17 Sep 11

How Transgender People Experience the Media
Conclusions from research November 2009-February 2010
transmediawatch.org.uk 14 Oct 10

Transgender activists face multiple challenges
high levels of homelessness, unemployment and despair
washingtonpost.com 4 Feb 11

40% of Anglican clergy think same-sex marriage is OK
40% of Anglican clergy think same-sex marriage is OK

A YouGov poll found most believed that while clergy should lay out general principles with regard to same sex marriage, assisted dying and abortion, people should be left to decide for themselves. One in 50 clergy don't believe in God
christiantoday.com 27 Oct 14

One in 200 churchgoers in same-sex relationships
Churchgoers seem to be more open to same-sex relationships than might perhaps have been imagined from their churches' stance on the issue, finds new research
christiantoday.com 31 Jul 14

Gays and lesbians more popular than evangelicals
In the survey by Human Rights Campaign and Americans for Marriage Equality 53% of people said they felt favourably towards gays and lesbians, compared to 42% towards evangelicals
independent.co.uk 31 Mar 14

Over 80% of Russians oppose same sex marriage and Gay Parades, finds Levada Center survey. 89% said they had no homosexual friends or relatives
themoscowtimes.com 12 Mar 13

54% US Catholics back same-sex marriage, while 38% oppose it, Quinnipiac University poll finds
politico.com 8 Mar 13

Just the tip of Catholic hypocrisy - It is estimated that around 40% of Catholic priests in Britain are gay
petertatchellfoundation.org 26 Feb 13

40 per cent of Austrlian same-sex couples are Christians, finds the 2011 census
theage.com.au 29 Jun 12

46% Americans believe in the creationist view that God created humans within the last 10,000 years
gallup.com 6 Jun 12

Christians are overwhelmingly secular in their attitudes to issues from gay rights to religion, says new research
richarddawkinsfoundation | Survey results 14 Feb 12

There are 1,500 LGBT licensed clergy in UK - over 13% of total, calculates LGB&T Anglican Coalition
lgbtac.org.uk 9 Feb 12

Widespread Muslim support for gay rights surprise UK poll shows
politics.co.uk 27 Jun 11

U.S. Catholics out of sync with their church's teachings: 43% of Catholic favor gay marriage
usatoday.com 24 Mar 11

40% of Americans still believe in strict creationism
gallup.com 21 Dec 10

British Muslims '100 per cent' against gay acts
timescolumns.typepad.com - May 2009

Muslims in Britain have zero tolerance of homosexuality, says poll
guardian.co.uk - May 2009

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