LGBT+ young people in North East are loneliest in England

LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) young people in the North East are the loneliest in England, according to new research by Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people's charity.


Over half (57%) of LGBT+ young people in the North East report feeling lonely and separated from the people they’re closest to on a daily basis since the pandemic began – more than anywhere else in England.


In the UK generally, 52% of LGBT+ young people are feeling lonely on a daily basis, compared to 27% of young people who are not LGBT+.


In addition, a third (32%) of LGBT+ young people in the North East report experiencing daily tensions in the place they’re living during the pandemic, such as arguments with family, suggesting an increased chance of LGBT+ homelessness.