Monday September 21, 2020

‘Yes’ vote prompts more LGBT youth to come out

39% respondents said they spoke to someone about their sexuality for the first time

22nd May, 2016
Daniel Byrne from Dublin and Wanderson Nicacio From Brazil at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin last year Pic: RollingNews.ie

A year after the passing of the same-sex marriage referendum, more young people are coming out about their gender and sexual orientation, according to new research.

In a survey commissioned by LGBT youth organisation BeLonGTo, 39 per cent of LGBT respondents said they spoke to someone about their sexuality for the first time because of last year’s ‘Yes’ vote.

More than half of respondents to a survey of more than 1,300 people...

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