Basic Preliminary Analysis - Selected Data Only

Basic Findings [ Preliminary Analysis - Selected Results ]

Absence of discussion about homosexuality

  • 53% of respondents said that their parents never discussed homosexuality with them.
  • 34% of people surveyed claimed that they never discussed homosexuality in primary or high school.

Coming out

  • On average gays and lesbians first come out at 19 and a half. In 74% of cases the first reaction of the person gay or lesbian come out to, is positive and supportive.
  • Majority, 77% of respondents first came out to their close friend.
  • 18% of people surveyed claimed that they have exeprienced the ending of a personal relationship due to their coming out. In 56% of cases the person, who stopped talking to gay or lesbian because of their sexual orientation, was his or her friend.
  • Respondents fear most to come out to their father. 54% of people in the sample have not come out to their father yet.
  • The first reaction of mothers and fathers to their child's coming out does not differ. In 40% of cases the first reaction is negative.
  • In the long run the first negative reactions by parents do not effect negatively to the relationship with their homosexual child.

Intimate Relationship

  • On average gays and lesbians enter their first same-sex relationship when they are 20 and a half.
  • 28% of people surveyed met their partner in a social milieu of close friends, 26% in GLBT club or discotheque, 21% on the Internet.
  • As it is the case with disclosure of one’s sexual orientation, the fear of disclosing one’s same-sex partnership to his or her father is the biggest. 60% of respondents have not disclosed their partnership to their fathers, while 40% have not disclosed it to their mothers. In 93% of cases close friends know of their same-sex relationship.
  • The distribution of family work is more equal in same-sex partnership as it is in heterosexual ones. Kinship work is an exception; each partner takes care of their own kinship. In kinship networks they are not recognized as partners.
  • 42% of people surveyed would like to have a child. Majority of them would adopt a child.
  • 61% of respondents would register their partnership. More women than men would register.
  • Gays and lesbians would register their partnership for pragmatic reasons (social security, gaining rights which are already accorded to heterosexual partnerships). They would not marry because of romantic ideas about love and marriage.

Violence and Discrimination

  • 53% of gays and lesbians surveyed have been a victim of a violent act due to their sexual orientation. 91% of them experienced verbal violence, 24% physical and 6% sexual violence.
  • Most frequently, in 61% of cases, perpetrators of violent acts are strangers (on the streets, in the bar or other public spaces).
  • Lesbians are more often exposed to a hidden violence at home (parents, kinship).
  • 49% of the respondents did not come out to their work colleagues or only to a few of them. 94% of the respondents believe that they were not discriminated against at work place due to their sexual orientation.
  • 4% of people surveyed suspect that they lost their job due to their coming out at work place.

Media and GLBT Subculture

  • Gays and lesbians got most information about homosexuality from the Internet and specialized gay and lesbian media.
  • 11% of people surveyed do not know of any Slovenian GLBT media or Internet page. ‘Legebitrina oznanila’ is the most recognized Slovenian GLBT magazine.
  • Ljubljana ’s gay and lesbian film festival got the highest score among events in GLBT subculture.
  • Internet site ‘SIQRD’, Internet site ‘Legebitra’, ‘Lesbo’ and ‘Legebitrina oznanila’ got the highest scores among GLBT media in Slovenia.
  • 66% of people surveyed have never attended the Gay and lesbians pride parade in Ljubljana.

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