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LGBTQ Resources: Data, Documents and Sources


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To help journalists on in-depth projects into issues affecting LGBTQ communities, GIJN has assembled a broad range of data, documents, and other sources of information. This spreadsheet links to more than 50 international data sets (some downloadable), studies, national groups and places to find expert sources. Included are links to annual surveys on global attitudes and laws, United Nations reports, major regional reports, news sources, NGO contacts and more.

There are quite a number of major international surveys, for example. The Global Attitudes Survey on LGBTI People, done by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), is based on answers to 31 questions from almost 100,000 online individuals in 65 countries. A Pew survey looks at opinions on homosexuality in 39 countries. We also link to Williams Institute findings from a survey across 23 countries about attitudes towards transgender people and transgender rights. Also, there’s the Gay Happiness Index.

Reports by a variety of UN agencies and nongovernmental organizations detail the situations for LGBTQ communities in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Asian Pacific and elsewhere.

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