Monday, April 2, 2012

Make Your Experience Count

This is the biggest ever European survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender people (LGBT). The survey is looking for responses from anyone who considers themself to be LGB and/or T, who is aged 18 years and above and lives in the European Union or Croatia.
The survey is being carried out by The Gallup Organisation Europe on behalf of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), an agency of the European Union. The FRA helps to ensure that fundamental rights of people living in the EU are protected. It does this by collecting evidence about the situation of fundamental rights across the European Union and providing advice, based on evidence, about how to improve the situation.
Your participation in the survey is very important. Your answers will be processed in an anonymous way ensuring that it will not be possible for anyone to recognise your answers when the results are presented. You can read more in the privacy statement.
The questions will take up to around 20 minutes to answer.
If you have a few more minutes and would like to share your individual experiences, you are welcome to provide more information at the end of the survey.

Why is the survey important?
Besides occasional news reports about discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, there is very little comparable data collected across the EU about the everyday experiences of LGBT people with respect to discrimination.

Based on the survey results, national and European policy makers as well as non-governmental or civil society organisations will be able to better target their advocacy strategies and activities to support the LGBT community to live and express themselves freely without discrimination.

In order to give weight to the results, the European LGBT Survey counts on the participation of a large and diverse group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people from each country.

This is the first EU-wide effort to collect LGBT experiences in the framework of the ever largest survey made in this field – make yours count as well!

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Just do it, guys and girls, this is important!

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