Friday, August 11, 2017

For Canada's LGBT community, acceptance is still a work in progress, survey suggests - CBC

Originally published:  August 9, 2017
Publisher: CBC.ca

While members of Canada's LGBT community feel their sexual orientation is generally accepted among their families and friends, almost 75 per cent report they've been bullied at some point in their life, a new survey says.

Fondation Jasmin Roy, a Quebec-based anti-bullying, anti-discrimination and anti-violence group, commissioned polling firm CROP to conduct the study.

The results were released Wednesday ahead of Canada Pride, a nine-day, countrywide celebration of Canada's LGBT movement that begins Friday.