A gay businessman has slated a study which claimed that Britain was at its peak of LGBT rights.
Suki Sandhu, the chief executive and founder of head-hunting company Audeliss and membership organisation Involve, believed the report, published in 2010 by the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, wasn’t completely accurate as he claimed there was a long way to go.
He told The Independent: “It worries me if where we are now is peak tolerance; we’ve made great progress but we still have a long way to go.
“With all of the amazing work many groups are doing to encourage understanding and cohesion, it’s offensive to suggest that this will decline and I choose to hope that things can only get better.
“Let’s not forget that you can be both religious/ethnic minority and LGBT+; these intersections are what makes ‘diversity and inclusion’ all the more complex and challenging.
“We should be celebrating our differences and I am hopeful that we will get there eventually with the hard work that many communities are doing to build bridges.”
The study claimed that people of ethnic minorities were likely to be less accepting of homosexuality between 1990 and 2010.
It read: “We show that religiosity and ethnicity became more associated with homonegativity between 1990 and 2010, with religiosity replacing education as the characteristic most strongly associated with it.”