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60% Of LGBT People In Ireland Are Afraid Of Holding Hands In Public

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

1:16 PM - 14 May 2020



6 in 10 LGBT people in Ireland avoid holding their partners hand in public because they are being afraid of being assaulted or threatened.

Over 2,300 Irish people took part in the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights survey, with 11 per cent saying they had been attacked at some point in the last five years.

More than one-third of respondents said they had been harassed for being LGBTI in the year before they took part in the survey.

Meanwhile, LGBT Ireland's annual report shows evidence of an increase in contacts to the online chat service relating to violence and harassment, rising to 40 in 2019 compared to just 11 the previous year.

The group says it has heard of people’s experience of being shouted at, threats to ‘out’ people, offensive graffiti on homes and threats of physical violence.

LGBT Ireland says these incidents have taken place in public spaces, on public transport, in school, in workplaces, as well as online through social media, websites and dating Apps.



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