Most Rural LGBT Folks Move to Cities

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More than half of LGBT people that live in rural areas of Northern Ireland feel compelled to move to cities, a new report has revealed. The findings by The Rainbow Project, also showed that 43% of respondents said their sexual orientation was at least partly related their desire to move.

The survey explored the lives of LGBT people living in rural areas of Northern Ireland and their interaction with services, as well as social acceptance.

As well as being more likely to move to urban areas and less likely to be ‘out’, it found that LGBT people in rural areas are more likely to experience depression and hear homophobic or transphobic language on a daily basis.

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Authored By Bobby Rae
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