Young lesbians face the most tension at home

Young lesbians are the most likely in the LGBT+ community to experience tension at home, according to new independent research by Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity.

Six in 10 (61%) of young lesbians are experiencing tension at home, such as arguments with family, on at least a weekly basis. This is compared to 54% of LGBT+ young people generally, and just 37% of non-LGBT+ young people.

Young lesbians face more tension at home on at least a weekly basis than bisexual young people (56%), transgender young people (55%) and young gay boys (37%).

The independent research commissioned by Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, surveyed 2,934 secondary school pupils (including 1,140 LGBT+ young people) in Years 7-13 (ages 11 to 18) across 375 schools and colleges in December 2020 and January 2021.

The data forms part of a larger report into inclusive education and the experiences of LGBT+ young people that charity Just Like Us is due to publish in June 2021.