- Category: LGBT Issues
- Published on Thursday, 07 June 2012 17:34
- Written by Lara Landis
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The Human Rights coalition released a survey of LGBT youth. The results are available in a report it put online. The HRC also put out an infographic people can share. Asexuals were not targeted specifically, and the results do not apply specifically to the Asexual community.
The survey asked what things that participants would like to see changed. The commission broke the results down into LGBT-individuals and non LGBT-identified individuals.
LGBT Identified Youth – Thing They Would Like to Say Changed
- Understanding/Tolerance/Hate – 18%
- My Parent/Family Situation – 15%
- Where I Live/Who I Live With – 9%
- Money/Debt/Finances – 20%
- Appearance/Weight – 9%
- Improving Mental Health – 7%
Participants were also asked about the issues that concerned them. Respondents also showed a concrete difference in the concerns between LGBT and Non-LGBT Youth:
LGBT Youth Response:
- Non-accepting families -- 26%
- School bullying/Problems’ – 21%
- Fear of Being Out or Open -- 18%
Non-LGBT Identified Youth Response:
- Classes/Exams/Grades – 25%
- College/Career – 14%
- Financial Pressures Related to College or Job – 11%
Although this may be a disappointing study, there has not been a similar survey conducted of the Asexual community, and the poll does not indicate which group the Asexuals who participated in the poll were included.