Stonewall’s LGBT in Britain – 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 ‘limited a lot’ (13 per cent), and one in five LGBT people of non-Christian faith (21 per cent) say they’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.