Our research amplifies the voices of LGBTQ+ young people to key decision makers.

And, this work has had a huge impact!  From being regularly quoted in the Scottish Parliament to making recommendations to the NHS – this  helps to create a Scotland where LGBTQ+ young people can flourish and thrive.

Get involved in our research

We want our research to highlight current challenges, and make the right recommendations for LGBTQ+  young people. To do this, we need to hear from you! 


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Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People

Our most important research is the Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People project, which has been running for over 15 years.


This long term research regularly invites LGBTQ+ young people across Scotland to share their experiences. If you want to see earlier copies of our research please email

Content warning: Our research has quotes from respondents which some people may find distressing. This includes descriptions of physical and verbal abuse, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and bullying.

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Life in Scotland: Trans Report

LiS Rural Report 2023

Life in Scotland: Rural Report

LiS Health Report 2023

Life in Scotland : Health Report

LiS Education Report 2023

Life in Scotland: Education Report

LiS 2022

Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People in 2022

Life in Scotland for LGBT young people 2017

Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People in 2017

Life In Scotland For Young People In Dumfries And Galloway

Life in Scotland for Young People in Dumfries and Galloway