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LGBT - hiding one's sexual orientation in school 2012

This statistic 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 hid their sexual orientation when they were a kid in school. 81 percent of respondents in Lithuania said they hid or disguised the fact that they were a member of the LGBT community when they were a kid in school.

LGBT people - Did you hide your sexual orientation when you were a kid in school?

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Source

Release date

May 2013

Region

EU

Survey time period

April to July 2012

Number of respondents

93,079*

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 ... Hide or disguise that you were [LGBT] at school? Answer: ‘often’, ‘always’.

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