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Lesbians, gays and bisexuals less satisfied with life, new report shows

A major study of sexual minorities in the UK and Australia shows that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are significantly less satisfied with their lives than heterosexuals.

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This research uses data from the ESRC's UK Household Longitudinal Study.

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Are we moving towards a world beyond gay and straight?

Alfred Kinsey was right about the sexuality continuum - and maybe the world is finally realising this.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

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Study reveals LGBT people seeking asylum to the UK ‘lack specialist support’

Study reveals LGBT people seeking asylum to the UK ‘lack specialist support’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study conducted at the University of Liverpool has reported on the lack of "safe spaces" and specialist care for LGBT people seeking asylum to the UK.

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This research is being presented at the ESRC Festival of Social Science Event

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Does an Improved Quality of Life Always Lead to LGBTQ Rights?

Does an Improved Quality of Life Always Lead to LGBTQ Rights? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, the Overseas Development Institute held a conversation on LGBTQ rights and international aid. The most surprising statement came from former Ghanaian Minister of Information Elizabeth Ohene, who opposed LGBTQ rights in international aid by using a specious overgeneralization. 

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The article quotes figures from the ESRC-funded European Social Survey.

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Is 10 per cent of the population really gay?

Is 10 per cent of the population really gay? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Alfred Kinsey’s claim that 10 per cent of adults were homosexual was flawed. But recent surveys suggest that, in terms of behaviour, his statistic may be roughly true.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).

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Poll reveals that LGBT students are voting Green

Poll reveals that LGBT students are voting Green | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

For now the Green party are an obvious choice for students wanting change. Fears of climate change and the scrapping of tuition fees, social welfare policies, high representation of women and LGBT candidates are all reasons why.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC British Election Study

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Kayla S's curator insight, March 17, 2015 11:29 PM

Here is how voter participation is coming around because, people are finding various ways to participate in voting.

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Manchester's Sapphormation Festival: For women who love women

Manchester's Sapphormation Festival: For women who love women | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Manchester’s women who love women will be breaking the mould as The Sapphormation Festival returns to the city next month.

The festival is a two day event from November 1-2 of activity, discussion, live events and good food.

This main aim is to offer a safe and eclectic space for local lesbians to try out new things and explore key issues and ideas relevant to women today.

A Sapphormation spokeswoman: “With few places and events dedicated and tailored for Women who love Women, Sapphormation Festival 2014 offers one of those unique spaces.
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Event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science

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Same-sex marriage shows civil partnerships were ‘never enough’

Same-sex marriage shows civil partnerships were ‘never enough’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the first gay and lesbian couples in England and Wales prepare to walk down the aisle this Saturday (29th March) to get legally married, research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows that civil partnerships could never have met the demands for full equality between gay and straight couples. 

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Articles discusses ESRC-funded research in the latest issue of Society Now.

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