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Almost 75% of LGBT people still feel the need to hide their sexuality

2016-06-23
Pride in London has surveyed more than 1,000 LGBT+ people and asked them how they felt about discussing their private lives in public. Shockingly, 74% of them said they felt the need to hide their sexual orientation or their gender identity in certain situations. Pride in London, which organises London's Pride event, also found that a large portion of the LGBT community "felt threatened by other people's attitude's and behaviours towards them." 77% of the survey have revealed their sexuality to their friends while only 50% have come out to colleagues. The survey also found that 77% of the respondents "felt uncomfortable" with being their true self in public, 41% of gay men would think twice about holding their partner's hand in public and 10% of the survey has been bullied at work because of their gender. Michael Saltner-Church, the Chair of Pride in London, 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." You can read the full study over at Pride in London. Pride in London is set to take place this weekend (June 25-26) in the capital. More stories: Making history: Prince William appears on the cover of Attitude Liam Gallagher slammed for homophobic tweet just days after Orlando shooting