LGBT Scots continue to face discrimination, claims new report

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Scotland continue to face discrimination despite recent advances in the law and social attitudes, according to a report.

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A total of 97% of Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who took part in a survey said they have personally faced prejudice or discrimination in their lifetime.

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Incidents reported ranged from homophobic comments and attitudes to physical attack, sexual assault and discriminatory treatment when accessing services.

The report published on Tuesday by the Equality Network, Scotland’s national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex equality charity, is based on an online survey of 1052 people from across the country conducted between November 2012 and March 2013.


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