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First EU-wide survey on life for gay, bi and trans citizens opens

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  1. Ian Bower 2 Apr 2012, 2:07pm

    The survey is way to long. I doubt if many people will have the diligence to get through it. It needs to be hugely compacted.

  2. Its a lengthy survey, but it covers a wide range of subjects and I was pleased to give my opinion.

  3. As it was so long, that will probably cut out certain crucial types of people who we probably need to know about the most; but who don’t have the patience or mental stamina to persevere through the whole thing.

  4. I was happy to participate. But it is far too long and unwieldy.

    I have no doubt that they will get a very much limited response. And people will use it as a tool to beat us with by saying it proves that LGBT citizens are a tiny population. (Let’s be honest, when the time comes when we accurately and safely count how many of us there actually are, we won’t need to).

  5. It keeps asking me questions as if I was transgender, I’m not transgender and I don’t think its my place to comment on what they might need to feel more comfortable being transgendered.

    There is no other button or does not apply button, anyone else found this how can I skip this step?

    1. There was a button – does not apply to me – when I did it Hamish

  6. its a bit long, seemed like it asked me if i had a partner at least 5 times

  7. Was too long and really needed to be read properly in order to understand the questions that all seemed rather repetitive. Could have been done better.

  8. Wasn’t too bad, I took it. I think it’s important we ALL take it or else what’s the point of it.

    I personally don’t think it’s too long. It took me about 5 minutes if not less to complete it.

  9. Another Hannah 2 Apr 2012, 4:47pm

    Completed, it was a long and simple survey though a few of the questions caused problems in answering. I have to say though that at the end I more or less just told them what my problems were 1)not much harassment, bu that I have to make an effort to blend in and not talk when out 2)Healthcare, no treatment properly for depression, difficult dental care and post-op transsexual care 3) Education – well qualified and intelligent, but always having to shift around, move and aavoid problems so that pretty much my entire life has been destroyed, and the British education system being not even willing to address or deal with those problems.

  10. I just completed it and it took as they said, about 15 minutes. I found it fairly straightforward.

  11. I completed it, but I didn’t like that they asked if there is marriage or registered partnership in my country in one question. They should be in different questions because they mean different things, especially in a questionaire about equal treatment of lgbt people. (Sorry for bad English, I’m not a native speaker)

    1. Absolutely no need to apologise, your English is far, far better than most people’s !

      They must have some pretty good teachers of English in your country – where is it, out of curiosity?

      If I were really pedantic, I’d change ‘if’ to ‘whether’, and it’s ‘questionnaire’… ;-)

      1. Thanks. It was ages ago when I learned English in Finland. Now I live in Central Europe and try to upkeep my English by reading news and watching films, people here don’t really speak any languages.

  12. It’s quite good, and it does what it says on the tin in regard to the time taken. That’s not really a problem, and it does tell you to complete it in one go so you know what to expect before you start.

    I didn’t find the questions difficult, and they are all reasonably relevant.

    I commented at the end that CPs and Marriage are different and shouldn’t be lumped together.

    The results could be interesting and show where action is needed, e.g. in some Eastern Europe countries.

    Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, otherwise the EU may decide not to tackle the bigots !


    Off Topic, but wanted to share some happy news! … just in case the link not working?

    Christoph Schoenborn, Austrian Cardinal, OKs Gay Man For Parish Council.

  14. Emmarainbow 5 Apr 2012, 11:28am

    I defined myself as queer, so I wasn’t able to answer many of the questions!

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