National LGBT Survey: Research report [UK]

Government Equalities Office, July 2018

The Government Equalities Office launched a national LGBT survey in July 2017 in order to develop a better understanding of the lived experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and people who identify as having any other minority sexual orientation or gender identity, or as intersex.

The survey was open for 12 weeks and received 108,100 valid responses through an
anonymous online questionnaire that collected the experiences and views of
individuals who self-identified as having a minority sexual orientation or gender
identity, or as intersex, and were aged 16 or above and living in the UK. The survey placed an emphasis on issues relating to personal safety, education, the
workplace and healthcare. These were selected because existing evidence on the
experiences of LGBT people and their life outcomes tells us that these are the main
areas in which inequalities exist.

 

 

Blood donor restrictions for gay men should be removed, Victorian Government says

ABC, 7.10.16

he Victorian Government has called on its federal counterpart to end the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood.

Key points:

  • Current restrictions prevent men from donating blood within 12 months of having sex with another man
  • State and federal ministers have agreed to review the national donation policy in 2017
  • According to the Red Cross, the risk of infection from a blood donation is less than one in 1 million

 

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