A survey has opened for young LGBTQIA people between 18 and 25 to get their voices heard
BY KRYSTA MCKENZIE, IMAGE BY JUST LIKE US
Just Like Us is a LGBT+ young people’s charity. Since 2016, they have worked with schools and young people across the UK in order to help improve the experience of growing up as a queer person.
The charity has recently released a survey that will look at the experiences of young queer adults in the UK. This survey takes into account experiences within work and education environments, as well as wellbeing and the quality of home life. They will also be looking at how faith, race, and disability, might affect the various circumstances responders face.
Dominic Arnall, Chief Executive of Just Like Us, stated: “Our report into the experiences of 18 to 25-year-olds will be vital in understanding the challenges faced by LGBT+ young adults, the issues they care about and the challenges they are facing.”
On the first page of the survey, there is a note to assure responders that there will be a “Prefer not to say” option on the questions which are more sensitive. As well as that, the charity makes sure to note that the questions are not compulsory, and responders can stop at any point. Evidently, there is an astute understanding of their audience, as it is likely that looking back on experiences as young queer people can bring up trauma that for some, will never have been addressed before.
Bronwyn (she/her), 23, an ambassador for Just Like Us from the North East of England, shared her belief that “Outcomes from this survey could help employers understand how important it is to support LGBT+ young people at university and in the workplace. Speak up, and you can change the future of LGBT+ inclusion for the better.”
The survey is linked here for both LGBTQIA and non-LGBTQIA young people to respond to, and each respondent has the chance to win one of four £50 Deliveroo vouchers. This survey will be closing at the end of the month, so make sure your voice is heard now.
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