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
- 34% of people surveyed claimed that
they never discussed homosexuality in
primary or high school.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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
- Lesbians are more often exposed to
a hidden violence at home (parents,
- 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
- 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.
Analysis - Selected Results (pdf, 286kB) ]