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EU Agency for Fundamental Rights launches EU-wide survey to capture LGBTIQ experiences, views, and concerns

Are you a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, or queer (LGBTIQ) community living in Europe? If so, it’s time to make your voice heard! The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has officially launched the EU LGBTIQ Survey 3, a comprehensive initiative aimed at capturing the experiences, views, and concerns of LGBTIQ individuals across the continent. The results of this survey will play a vital role in driving policies to further protect and promote the rights of LGBTIQ people.

This groundbreaking survey is open to all LGBTIQ individuals aged 15 and above residing in 30 countries, including the 27 EU Member States, as well as Albania, Serbia, and North Macedonia. Its primary objective is to provide an opportunity for members of the LGBTIQ community to share their personal experiences, stories, and concerns.

The survey will remain open until the end of July 2023, giving participants ample time to contribute their valuable insights. The data collected will be used to assess progress since the previous survey conducted in 2019 and will be published in 2024.

The findings of the 2019 LGBTI survey revealed that Europe still has a long way to go in achieving full equality for LGBTI individuals. High levels of violence and discrimination against LGBTI people persist, as does the fear of freely moving around as an LGBTI person. However, the data from the previous survey played a pivotal role in shaping the European Commission’s LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020-2025. The insights provided contributed to the development of equal treatment policies and initiatives aimed at supporting and protecting LGBTIQ individuals throughout Europe.

FRA strongly encourages members of the LGBTIQ community to participate in the survey, urging them to have their say and share the survey widely among their family and friends. By joining forces, individuals can amplify their voices and collectively work towards creating a more inclusive and accepting society.

To stay updated on the progress of the survey and engage in discussions, participants can follow the survey on social media using the hashtag #LGBTIQsurvey.

Participating in the survey is a straightforward process, requiring only 20 minutes of your time. Importantly, all responses are anonymous, and data is stored locally on devices and deleted once the survey is completed. To ensure the successful implementation of the survey, FRA has enlisted the support of Agilis and Metron Analysis, statistical consultancies, as well as Homo Evolution, an LGBTIQ communication agency.

Now is the time to make your voice heard and contribute to positive change. Take part in the EU LGBTIQ Survey 3 today and help shape a more inclusive future for all members of the LGBTIQ community across Europe.