LGBT people discriminating against LGBT people. What?!

LGBT People

As a survivor I endorse Stonewall’s statement as I have experienced the same faith, over the course of a lifetime of bystanders and as recent as 2017! leaving me broken, abused, disabledย and alone, the silence was the loudest word I ever heard! ~ Terry.K

We knew discrimination within the LGBT community was a problem. Now we know how widespread of an issue it really is.

lgbt_in_britain_communities_web_graphics51 per cent of black, Asian and minority ethnic LGBT people have faced discrimination or poor treatment from the wider LGBT community. For black LGBT people in particular, the situation is even worse: 61 per cent have experienced discrimination from other LGBT people.

And that barely scratches the surface. Bi and trans people, as well as LGBT disabled people and LGBT people of faith, experience significant rates of discrimination from within the LGBT community.

LGBT in Britain: Home and Communitiesย investigates the experiences of LGBT people at home, in LGBT communities and in their faith communities, and makes recommendations on how we can all come out for all LGBT people.

Stonewall’s LGBT in Britain –ย Home and Communities research report highlights deep challenges for the LGBT community, with alarming levels of racism experienced by black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) LGBT people, and a significant proportion of trans people, bi people, LGBT disabled people and LGBT people of faith feeling excluded within the LGBT community.

The research also shows persistent challenges for LGBT people feeling comfortable being open about their sexual orientation or gender identity with their friends and family:

  • Half of BAME LGBT people (51 per cent) face discrimination within the LGBT community.
  • More than a third of trans people (36 per cent), one in eight LGBT disabled people whose activities are โ€˜limited a lotโ€™ (13 per cent), and one in five LGBT people of non-Christian faith (21 per cent) say theyโ€™ve experienced discrimination from within the community because of different parts of their identities.
  • Only half of lesbian, gay and bi people (46 per cent) and trans people (47 per cent) feel able to be open about their sexual orientation and/or gender identity to their whole family.
  • A third of bi people (32 per cent) say they cannot be open about their sexual orientation with anyone in their family.ย ย 

Click the image to read the full report

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Thank you for your ongoing support.

Read our latest blog postย about why preventing different-sex couples from having civil partnerships is not compatible with equality laws. Abolishing civil partnerships is not an option.

Article Postedย Jun 28, 2018 by Stonewall, United Kingdom

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