Posted by: kyrgyzlabrys | November 22, 2006

some of the research findings

These are some of the preliminary research findings, 54 respondents who identified as lesbian, bisexual women or transgender men:

o        60% have not told their parents about their gender identity or sexual orientation
 
o        Only two people are open with everyone
 
o        18% faced physical violence when their families found out about their sexual orientation or gender identity
 
o        10% would want to change their sexual orientation, 1 respondent believes that it is a disease, 30% actively tried to change their sexual orientation (marriage, sex with men)
 
o        35% believe that their sexual orientation or gender identity creates problems in their lives
 
o        18% were referred by their families for psychiatric treatment
 
o        26% had forced sexual contacts, two-thirds of these contacts were with men
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