Beaten, Bullied, Badgered EU Study Finds Widespread Homophobia in Europe

Harassed at work and the doctor's office, bullied and assaulted in public: The gay, bisexual and transgender community is still widely discriminated against in Europe. In an new EU survey, the most comprehensive to date, more than 90,000 participants report on the extent of their harassment.
A Gay Pride parade in Paris on June 30, 2012. One in four participants reported being the victim of an assault or threats of violence in the past five years.

A Gay Pride parade in Paris on June 30, 2012. One in four participants reported being the victim of an assault or threats of violence in the past five years.

Foto: FRED DUFOUR/ AFP

Survey Respondents

Age Participants Lesbians Gays Bisexual Women Bisexual Men Transgender
18-24 28,110 5,625 14,782 3,359 2,270 2,074
25-39 39,939 6,759 25,260 2,547 2,790 2,583
40-54 20,236 2,399 14,224 447 1,597 1,569
55+ 4,794 453 3,182 71 543 545
Total 93,079 15,236 57,448 6,424 7,200 6,771
Source: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
-- with wire reports