Publication date: 14 May 2020

A long way to go for LGBTI equality

This report presents select findings from FRA’s 2019 survey on LGBTI people in the EU and North Macedonia and Serbia. With almost 140,000 participants, it is the largest survey of its kind. It follows the agency’s first survey on LGBT people in the EU, conducted in 2012. The new survey results show little progress over the past seven years.

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Overview

Discrimination in everyday life persists – at work and at school; at cafés, restaurants, bars and nightclubs; when looking for housing; when accessing healthcare or social services; and in shops. Harassment and physical and sexual attacks also remain concerns. Trans and intersex people especially face challenges, including when having to show identification documents. For LGBTI people aged 15 to 17, the situation is mixed. While the young encounter more harassment than their older peers, they also see more individuals standing up for LGBTI people at school.

The results also show that LGBTI people across the EU – and beyond – believe that law and policy, as well as behaviour by politicians, public figures, community leaders and civil society, greatly affect their lives. By presenting key findings from its second survey, FRA aims to encourage policy- and decision-makers to step up their efforts to promote full respect for the rights of LGBTI people.

Findings Q&A

This is an overview of the Fundamental Rights Agency’s 2019 LGBTI survey. The survey builds on the Agency’s 2012 LGBT survey.

With 140,000 respondents from 30 countries, it is the world’s largest survey of the LGBTI community ever. For the first time, it covers intersex people as well as 15-17 year olds.

The below questions and answers are based on the results of the survey and the response of LGBTI people who took part in it.

See our methodology Q&A for more about how FRA did the survey.

See our interactive data explorer for detailed information about each country.

Methodology Q&A

This is an overview of the Fundamental Rights Agency’s 2019 LGBTI survey. The survey builds on the Agency’s 2012 LGBT survey.

With 140,000 respondents from 30 countries, it is the world’s largest survey of the LGBTI community ever. For the first time, it covers intersex people as well as 15-17 year olds.

The below questions and answers are based on the results of the survey and the response of LGBTI people who took part in it.

See our methodology Q&A for more about how FRA did the survey.

See our interactive data explorer for detailed information about each country.

Country data

These files provide key survey findings for each country:

Austria flagAustria

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Belgium flagBelgium

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Bulgarian flagBulgaria

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Croatian flagCroatia

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Cypriot flagCyprus

EN (pdf 904KB)

Czechia flagCzechia

EN (pdf 700KB)

Denmark flagDenmark

EN (pdf 1,018KB)

Estonia flagEstonia

EN (pdf 898KB)

Finland flagFinland

EN (pdf 906KB)

France flagFrance

EN (pdf 904KB)

Germany flagGermany

EN (pdf 913KB)

Greek flagGreece

EN (pdf 909KB)

Hungary flagHungary

EN (pdf 786KB)

Ireland flagIreland

EN (pdf 749KB)

Italy flagItaly

EN (pdf 747KB)

Latvia flagLatvia

EN (pdf 727KB)

Lithuania flagLithuania

EN (pdf 754KB)

Luxembourg flagLuxembourg

EN (pdf 716KB)

Malta flagMalta

EN (pdf 411KB)

Netherlands flagThe Netherlands

EN (pdf 247KB)

North Macedonia flagNorth Macedonia

EN (pdf 901KB)

Poland flagPoland

EN (pdf 411KB)

Portugal flagPortugal

EN (pdf 247KB)

Romania flagRomania

EN (pdf 901KB)

Serbia flagSerbia

EN (pdf 411KB)

Slovakia flagSlovakia

EN (pdf 247KB)

Slovenia flagSlovenia

EN (pdf 901KB)

Spain flagSpain

EN (pdf 247KB)

Sweden flagSweden

EN (pdf 901KB)

United Kingdom flagUnited Kingdom

EN (pdf 411KB)

 

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