More than half of the LGTB + population in Spain is visible
GAYLES.TV.- According to the largest survey LGTB + carried out to date the 42% of the Europeans LGTB + they reveal to have suffered discrimination during the last year. This is one of the results that the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). The macro survey was carried out in the EU, Serbia, Macedonia y United Kingdom during 2019 and 140.000 people they have answered the questions I raised. The main conclusion is that the collective continues to face levels «high»Discrimination, which has increased compared to 2012, when another survey was conducted.
Luckily, more and more people are becoming visible. Compared with data from eight years ago, there has been a 36% of people who always or often show themselves as they are with family, friends, neighbors, work or doctor to a 47%. In Spain this data is superior and of the 20.180 people surveyed a 53% is visible. In fact Spain It is one of the six countries with the highest visibility. The negative fact is that there is still a 23% who chooses the answer "never" to be visible. According to the director of the FRA Michael O'Flaherty, the results "show that there has been very little real progress, leaving many LGTBI people vulnerable«.
Among more than a hundred questions posed by the survey, the answer to the question where they refuse to show themselves as they are for fear of being is surprising.assaulted, harassed or threatened«. A 47% of the Spaniards surveyed, almost half, affirm that on the street and four out of ten in the means of transport. Taking into account that this is a question with multiple answers, the 32% points out restaurants, cafes or clubs and a 27%, work place. The fear of becoming visible as LGTB + in the family or at home is marked by a 24% or with a 12%respectively.
Spain is below the mean of the UE in the number of people who report having suffered a physical or sexual attack in the last five years. A 8% responds affirmatively against 11% of all countries. Although the 41% of those interviewed indicate that they have suffered some type of harassment «for being LGTB +»In the last 12 months, harassment is understood as having received threatening or offensive comments, messages or emails, having been insulted, threatened, the target of offensive gestures or persecuted. The average of the UE it stands at 38%. Half of the respondents indicate that it was something "less»Or«not serious enough»As a reason for not reporting the incident. In fact, only the 7% of the people attacked have reported the attack.
Trans people are the most discriminated
In the workplace, two out of ten people in our country have felt discriminated against for being LGTB + in the last year, more or less in line with the average in the UE. The study reveals the difficulties that trans people encounter in the workplace. And to the question of whether they have encountered discrimination when looking for a job 38% they answer affirmatively, 27 points percentage more than the general figure of 11%. In the case, for example, of discrimination in stores, the 12% of the total number of people LGTB + in our country it has suffered, while the data scales up to 31% in the case of the trans group.