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    LGBTQ* UK COVID-19 Experiences: preliminary results of the second survey

    Houghton, Marie and Tasker, Fiona (2021) LGBTQ* UK COVID-19 Experiences: preliminary results of the second survey. Working Paper. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK. (Unpublished)

    Houghton & Tasker 2021 Prelim Results Report S2-LGBTQ+C-19pandemic WorkingPaper 20iii2021DofPsySci BBK.pdf

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    We present a summary of the preliminary results of our second LGBTQ* UK COVID-19 Experiences survey. These results are based on a sample of 515 LGBTQ* people from across the UK. The data was collected between 23rd September and 22nd December 2020. The findings we present highlight the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns and restrictions on the UK LGBTQ* community. The impacts on mental health are particularly concerning, with more than half of participants saying that they had struggled with their mental health or well-being during the pandemic. Isolation and loneliness were a big problem for some participants. However, for other participants this was a time of self-discovery and positive changes. Additionally, many participants, including disabled participants in particular, spoke about how the increased availability of services online had led to greater inclusion and support. This survey forms part of a series of surveys and interview studies that we have planned in our international research project on LGBTQ* adults’ experiences of the coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdowns and restrictions.


    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): LGBTQ+, Covid-19, pandemic, lockdown, psychological wellbeing, mental health, resilience
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS)
    Depositing User: Fiona Tasker
    Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 11:05
    Last Modified: 14 Jun 2021 12:23


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