Global survey finds homophobic views are still dominant

Two-thirds of adults would be upset if child was gay, and only a quarter would accept a trans child. Two-thirds of adults would be upset if their child told them that they were in love with someone of the same sex according to a new survey. The survey was conducted by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,

The number of Jamaicans who ‘hate’ gays has risen over 20% in four years

The number of people in Jamaica who “hate or reject” homosexual relationships has risen over 20% since 2011, a new survey has revealed. The 2015 Awareness, Attitude and Perception Survey asked employers, politicians and members of the public a number of questions in regards to same-sex relationships between June and July last year. Commissioned for

Wrong and outdated views towards LGBT people endanger their fundamental rights

In some Member States, doctors still view homosexuality as a disease and transsexuality as a mental disorder, according to findings from a new report by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Such negative views of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in society, among professional groups and policy makers hampers efforts to counter

Lithuanian society is still reluctant to accept same-sex marriage

According to the recent survey, Lithuanians still oppose same-sex marriages. As the survey carried out by the Lithuanian Chamber of Notaries shows that the possibility to register same-sex partnerships was appreciated only by 7 percent of the respondents, satisfactory – by 4 percent. Even 79 percent of the respondents expressed negative opinion, 10 percent did

A poll, commissioned by the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsman, reveals discriminatory attitudes towards different social groups in Lithuania, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, Lithuanian Gay League has reported. About one-fourth of the respondents (22 per cent) indicated that they personally know a homosexual person, and 52 per cent think that homosexual

Poll: Gay tolerance is on the rise in Lithuania

Age is said to be the most common grounds for discrimination in Lithuania, while the discrimination of homosexual individuals is falling, shows a poll carried out by Spinter Tyrimai (Spinter Surveys) for the Office for Equal Opportunities Ombudsman. As compared with a 2007 survey, the number of persons saying they would be afraid to have

Military officers are less tolerant for homosexual individuals

The survey, carried out by the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Lithuania in order to examine the current attitudes in the Lithuanian army, indicates that military officers are far less tolerant for gay men, people with mental disabilities, refugees and Jews than the rest of the civil society. According to Jūratė Novagrockienė,

The results of the EU LGBT Survey, published by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) on 17 May 2013, indicate that 61% of the Lithuanian LGBT* community suffer from discrimination or harassment. According to the survey, it is the highest ratio of hostility towards the local LGBT* community among 27 EU Member States and Croatia.