Manchester's Lesbian and Gay Foundation have launched the "I
Exist" survey to find out about a range of issues that affect LGB
people, from health to homophobia and relationships to legal
It's hoped that the 15-minute survey will plug the information
gap left by the 2011 National Census, which did not ask respondents
about their sexual orientation.
Heather Williams, Policy & Research Officer at the Lesbian
& Gay Foundation said: "There is a huge lack of evidence about
LGB people, as sexual orientation is not routinely asked on surveys
or monitoring forms. The 'I Exist' survey is a way of redressing
this and helping to build up the evidence base about LGB people and
She adds: "It is vitally important that as lesbian, gay and
bisexual people we stand up for our needs and experiences, and have
them acknowledged by decision makers."
The survey only takes 15 minutes to complete, but the answers
you give will be used to sustain and improve services for LGB
people. To take the survey visit:
In return for your time, you could win some fantastic prizes,
including £500-worth of holiday vouchers, aniPad 2or£100 worth of
Alongside the "I Exist"Survey, the LGF have also launched the "I
Exist" Legal Rights Guide for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people to
encourage individuals to have the confidence to use their rights
and stand up and be counted.
To find out more about the "I Exist" Guide visit