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LGBT Research in Scotland 

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"First Out: Report of the findings of the Beyond Barriers (UK) national survey of LGBT people" - L Morgan and N Bell (2003, Beyond Barriers (UK) )
"Poverty and Social Exclusion of Lesbians and Gay Men in Glasgow" - S John and A Patrick, 1999 (Glasgow Women's Library, unpublished)
"Something to Tell You" - N Coia, S John et al, 2002 (Greater Glasgow Health Board)
"The Experiences of Violence and Harassment of Gay Men in the City of Edinburgh" - C Morrison and C Mackay, 1999 (Scottish Executive Central Research Unit)
"Experiences and Perceptions of Violence and Intimidation of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities in Edinburgh" - M Plant, W Mason et al, 1999 (City of Edinburgh Council)
"Report of a Survey by Fife Men into Homophobic Crime" - D Ramsay, 2001 (Fife Men, unpublished)
"Out in the Cold" - LGBT Youth Scotland, 2000 (unpublished)
NFO System Three Poll - Glasgow City Council 2003
"Live to Tell" - Gay Men's Health, LGBT Youth Scotland 2003
"Sexual Orientation Research Phase 1: a Review of Methodological Approaches" - Scottish Executive 2003
"Sexual Orientation Research Phase 2: the Future of LGBT Research - Perspectives of Community Organisations" - Scottish Executive 2003
"Attitudes to Discrimination in Scotland" - Scottish Executive, 2003
"Participatory Appraisal Transgender Research" - Nick Laird and Laura Aston, 2003
"Exploring Biphobia" - Nick Laird, 2016
"Mapping LGBT Scotland: report of Beyond Barriers (UK) survey of Scotland’s LGBT sector" - Nick Laird, Lynsey Morgan, Nikki Bell - 2016
"Community Engagement with LGBT Mental Health Service Users in the South Side of Glasgow" - Nick Laird, 2016

This section contains information about some of the research studies carried out in Scotland, which examine aspects of LGBT peoples lives and experiences.

This is not a complete list, but merely an indication of some of the research that has been conducted on a regional and national scale in recent years. If you are aware of any research reports that are not listed here, then please get in touch with the Beyond Barriers (UK) team.
Click here to email the team.

"First Out: Report of the findings of the Beyond Barriers (UK) national survey of LGBT people" - L Morgan and N Bell (2003, Beyond Barriers (UK) )

Click here for more information about First Out

There are a limited number of printed reports still available from:

Beyond Barriers (UK)
Dixon Street
Glasgow
G1 4AL

Click here to download this report in full (pdf 949 kb)

Beyond Barriers (UK) can provide executive summary reports of this research.

"Poverty and Social Exclusion of Lesbians and Gay Men in Glasgow" - S John and A Patrick, 1999 (Glasgow Women's Library, unpublished)

This study looks at the impact of social and financial exclusion and poverty on the lives of lesbians and gay men in Glasgow.

Copies of this report are available to view at the Glasgow Women's Library
109 Trongate
Glasgow
G1 5HD
tel: 0141 552 8345

"Something to Tell You" - N Coia, S John et al, 2002 (Greater Glasgow Health Board)

"Something To Tell You" is the report of a health needs assessment of young gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Glasgow.

This report is available online.

Click here to view the report (pdf)

"The Experiences of Violence and Harassment of Gay Men in the City of Edinburgh" - C Morrison and C Mackay, 1999 (Scottish Executive Central Research Unit)

This report describes the findings of a study which was carried out between September and December 1998. The report provides information on the nature and extent of harassment and violence experienced by gay men in Edinburgh. It also provides an analysis of the relationship between key agencies with an interest in community safety and the LGBT community and identify issues impacting on that relationship.

This report is available online.

Click here to download this report

"Experiences and Perceptions of Violence and Intimidation of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities in Edinburgh" - M Plant, W Mason et al, 1999 (City of Edinburgh Council)

This report describes the results of a survey examining the perceptions and experiences of violence and intimidation amongst LGBT people in Edinburgh.

Available from:

City of Edinburgh Community Safety Unit
St Giles Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1TU

"Report of a Survey by Fife Men into Homophobic Crime" - D Ramsay, 2001 (Fife Men, unpublished)

Available from:

Fife Men
5 South Fergus Place
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY1 1YA
tel: 01592 265666

"Out in the Cold" - LGBT Youth Scotland, 2000 (unpublished)

This report examines some of the issues faced by young LGBT people who access housing support and advice. It documents one year of the LGBT Youth Scotland (formerly Stonewall Youth) Housing Advice and Support Initiative.

Available from:

LGBT Youth Scotland
John Cotton Centre
10 Sunnyside
Edinburgh
EH7 5RA

NFO System Three Poll - Glasgow City Council 2003

In December 2001, Glasgow City Council commissioned NFO Social Research to carry out research to determine the scale, nature and impact of sectarianism and other forms of prejudice in the city. The report uncovered disturbing levels of homophobia.

 NFO System 3 Report (546 kb)

"Live to Tell" - Gay Men's Health, LGBT Youth Scotland 2003

This report details the findings from a study of suicidal thoughts, feelings and behaviours amongst young gay and bisexual men in Edinburgh.

This report is available online.

Gay Men's Health website

"Sexual Orientation Research Phase 1: a Review of Methodological Approaches" - Scottish Executive 2003

This report contains a review of sexual orientation research methodologies and data sources.

This report is available online.

www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/health/sorp1.pdf

"Sexual Orientation Research Phase 2: the Future of LGBT Research - Perspectives of Community Organisations" - Scottish Executive 2003

This report details the findings and recommendations of Scottish LGBT organisations for future research.

This report is available online.

www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/health/sorp2.pdf

"Attitudes to Discrimination in Scotland" - Scottish Executive, 2003

The results of the 2002 Scottish Social Attitudes survey on discriminatory attitudes towards disabled people, women, minority ethnic groups and gay men and lesbians.

This report is available online.

Click here to download the report

Click here to download a summary of the findings

"Participatory Appraisal Transgender Research" - Nick Laird and Laura Aston, 2003

This is a report on the findings of three qualitative research workshops, which is part of a range of initiatives being undertaken to better understand the health needs and experiences of transgender people in Scotland by the INCLUSION Project.

This report is available to download as a pdf file. Click on the link below:

 Participatory Appraisal Transgender Report (332 kb)

Printed copies of this report are available. Please email the Beyond Barriers (UK) team a.s.a.p. to request a copy.

Click here to email the team

"Exploring Biphobia" - Nick Laird, 2016

This is a report on the findings of two qualitative research workshops, which were undertaken by Beyond Barriers (UK) and the INCLUSION Project to better understand the experiences of bisexual people in Scotland.

This report is available to download as a pdf file. Click on the link below:

 Exploring Biphobia (148 kb)

Printed copies of this report are available. Please email the Beyond Barriers (UK) team a.s.a.p. to request a copy.

Click here to email the team

"Mapping LGBT Scotland : report of Beyond Barriers (UK) survey of Scotland’s LGBT sector" - Nick Laird, Lynsey Morgan, Nikki Bell - 2016

To date, there has been little significant data collected about the activities, location or needs of LGBT community organisations or about mainstream agencies working with Scotland’s LGBT communities. In view of this, Beyond Barriers (UK) aimed to develop and conduct a research study to enable us to create a detailed map of organised LGBT activity in Scotland. Mapping LGBT Scotland is the result of this research.

This report is available to download as a pdf file. Click on the link below (please note, it might take some time because the file is large):

 Mapping LGBT Scotland (441 kb)

Printed copies of this report are available. Please email the Beyond Barriers (UK) team a.s.a.p. to request a copy.

Click here to email the team

"Community Engagement with LGBT Mental Health Service Users in the South Side of Glasgow" - Nick Laird, 2016

This report details the results of the INCLUSION Project's Demonstration Project in the South Side of Glasgow, which sought to engage with LGBT mental health service users.

This report is available to download as a pdf file. Click on the link below:

 Community Engagement with LGBT LGBT Mental Health Service Users in the South Side of Glasgow (85 kb)

Printed copies of this report are available. Please email the Beyond Barriers (UK) team a.s.a.p. to request a copy.

Click here to email the team

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