Stonewall.org.uk – Rainbow Britain Report
Download the PDF report from stonewall:
For decades now, we have seen a steady increase in social acceptance of lesbian, gay and bi relationships, and steady increase in the percentage of the population who identify as lesbian, gay or bi. Measuring the trans population and attitudes to trans people through social surveys is a newer phenomenon, so we don’t have the same longitudinal data.
This groundbreaking report using data from Ipsos UK paints a picture of a Britain that is becoming a Rainbow Nation.
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A couple of interesting observations.
- This survey puts the estimate of trans people at 3%, rather than the historically known estimate of 1%.
- It also shows trans women making up less than 1% of respondents, and likewise for Agender people
I’d personally suspect that many trans women just used ‘woman’ due to the current moral panic associated with trans women in particular.
This is also quite telling, with more than a third of respondents having met a trans person, and almost 10% with friends / family who are trans.
Which is why in large part the media moral panic isn’t effective.
Visibility *works*, despite the associated personal risks.
BBC News – Bisexuality more visible but ‘work to do’ on safety
BBC Response to the Stonewall report.
More people identify as bisexual than gay or lesbian, a new study suggests.
The poll says bisexuality is the next-most-common identity after being heterosexual.
Survey respondents from Generation Z – those aged 16 to 26 – are least likely to identify as straight.
LGBT charity, Stonewall, which commissioned the study, said the findings told a “positive story” but said more needed to be done to help bisexual people feel safe.
The study asked 16 to 75-year-olds questions about their gender identity, sexual orientation and attraction.
Be loud, be proud, be trans.
BBC News – Bisexuality more visible but ‘work to do’ on safetyhttps://t.co/fbH7Gk0RVA
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