New research for Pride in London reveals most LGBT+ people are afraid of living a life uncensored.
The poll reveals that people who identify as LGBT+ are five times more likely to be bullied in the work place because of their sexuality.
In fact, 59% of LGBT+ respondents feel threatened by other people’s attitudes and behaviours towards them. Just 16% of straight respondents feel the same.
This fear of ill-treatment and abuse certainly contributes to a high proportion of the LGBT+ community feeling the need to censor themselves in public.
Chair of Pride in London, Michael Salter-Church, said:
“Great progress has been made in the name of LGBT+ equality in recent years, but these figures show the striking reason why Pride is still as important as ever. People in Britain who are LGBT+ still face the need to filter their true selves and hide affection to their loved ones. At its heart, Pride in London is a community led movement that recognises the struggles and successes of everyone in our community.”