Sexuality

Homophobia

The public sentiment regarding LGBT people has been steadily improving since around 2005. However, the sentiment still has a long way to go, with roughly 30 percent of people being opposed to LGBT people on a variety of grounds today.

Country Analysis

Publics in Africa and in predominantly Muslim countries remain among the least accepting of homosexuality. Pew Research Center

Queer people recieve more acceptance when the country is more affluent and secular.

Pressure on Gay Community

Gay people face a larger-than-average amount of discrimination compared to other minority groups. This can lead to poor health and psychological outcomes for members of the gay community who have been most affected.

Annesa Flentje, a stress researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, specializes in the effect of minority stress on gene expression. All those little punches combine with our adaptations to them, she says, and become “automatic ways of thinking that never get challenged or turned off, even 30 years later.” Whether we recognize it or not, our bodies bring the closet with us into adulthood. Together Alone - Highline