LGBT in the EU - discrimination against or harassment at school 2012

This graph shows the results of a 2012 survey among more than 90,000 respondents who are members of the LGBT community in all 27 European Union member states and Croatia. They were asked if they had ever heard or seen negative comments or conduct during their school years because a classmate was perceived to be LGBT. 49 percent of repsondents stated that they had often witnessed such negative behavior.

When you were a kid at school, have you ever witnessed negative behavior because a schoolmate was perceived to be LGBT?

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Release date

May 2013



Survey time period

April to July 2012

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Respondents are members of the LGBT community

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* According to the source, "the survey collected information from 93,079 persons aged 18 years or over who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender,and who lived in the EU or Croatia, about their experiences of discrimination, violence and harassment and other key issues."

The source poses the question as follows: " During your schooling before the age of 18, did you ... Hear or see negative comments or conduct because a schoolmat e was perceived to be LBGT?"

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