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Higgins, Agnes and Doyle, L and Downes, C and Murphy, R and Sharek, Danika and DeVries, J and Begley, T and McCann, E and Sheerin, F and Smyth, S (2016) The LGBT Ireland report: national study of the mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Ireland. Dublin: GLEN and BelongTo.

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The LGBTIreland Report details the findings of a national study of the mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Ireland, with a special emphasis on young people.

This 'Key Findings' outlines some of the major findings of The LGBTIreland Report, which had two separate components.

Module 1 of the study was conducted to gain a better understanding of the lives of LGBTI people in the Republic of Ireland and the factors that may impede or facilitate their mental health and wellbeing. It comprised an online survey which gathered data from 2,264 LGBTI people (38.6% gay male,26.5% lesbian/gay female, 14.4% bisexual, 12.3% transgender, 2% intersex and other identity 6.3%).

Module 2 assessed public attitudes towards LGBT people to gain a better understanding of how the social environment can shape the lives and wellbeing of LGBTI people in Ireland. It comprised a survey administered via telephone to a nationally representative sample of 1,008 people in Ireland aged from 18 to 65 with quotas set on age, gender, class and region.

Due to the extraordinary response rate received from the LGBTI population, this study is considered to be the largest study of LGBTI people in Ireland to date, the largest study of transgender people, and the first study with a sample of intersex people. This report summarises the main findings of the study with particular reference to the 1,064 LGBTI people aged between 14 and 25. There were 416 aged between 14 and 18 and 648 aged between 19 and 25. The report also emphasises the variety of lived experiences found within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex population in Ireland.

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