One in three queer people of colour experience racism in LGBT+ spaces, landmark study finds
A groundbreaking new study has found that queer people of colour (POC) in the UK feel unwelcome in LGBT+ spaces, with many experiencing discrimination, harassment, and abuse.
The report was conducted by UK Black Pride, which runs Europe’s largest Pride event for queer people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern descent. It surveyed 1,464 people from around the UK on the topics of mental health, discrimination, communities, public safety and more.
The survey found that almost half of respondents (47 per cent) have been insulted, pestered, intimidated or harassed in person in the past 12 months. Of respondents who had experienced violence or harassment, 56 per cent felt that it had been motivated by their race or ethnicity, while 47 per cent felt that it had been motivated by sexuality.