Our Life in Scotland research found that many young people highlight the importance of alcohol-free space for LGBTQ+ young people. One young person said:
“A queer space without the pressure to drink alcohol would be very valuable for me and my other queer friends because as much as queer club nights can be a great experience, a sober space would better to reduce loneliness I think.”
We recommend that organisations undertake our LGBT charter programme to make sure that that the services they provide are inclusive for LGBTQ+ young people.
The report shows that LGBTQ+ young people in Scotland experience high rates of domestic abuse and face multiple barriers to accessing support or reporting abuse to the police.
It sets out key recommendations, developed in collaboration with LGBTQ+ young people.