Equality top concern for gay community

Published: November 12, 2009

Marriage equality, discrimination at work and bullying are the top issues of concern to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, a new survey reveals.

The Burning Issues study, by the National Gay and Lesbian Federation (NGLF), published today surveyed 1,100 people by email and asked them their priorities.

"The remarkable finding," said Ailbhe Smyth, Chair of the NGLF, "is the convergence of views about the burning issues, among such a diverse community".

"While equal marriage rights and child protection are the top political concerns, it is hugely significant that harassment and exploitation in the workplace is the number one concern."

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