19 Sep, 2019 @ 11:29
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Shock LGBT poll reveals 20% of teenagers in Spain’s Andalucia think being gay or transsexual ‘can be cured’

Pride events are fun, but the point is to draw attention to the struggle for equality and LGBT rights.

ONE in five teenagers in Andalucia still believe that being gay or transsexual ‘can be cured’, a shocking new report has revealed.

It comes despite the result that only 5% of those surveyed think that homosexuality or transsexuality is ‘a disease’.

The study was carried out by the Andalucian Observatory against Homophobia, Bifobia and Transphobia and the Andalucian Diversity Federation.

SHOCKING: Research reveals homophobia among Andalucia’s youth

A total of 5,665 12 to 18-year-olds were questioned across 75 high schools in the region over the last 12 months.

Among the other findings were that 55% of Andalucia’s youth have witnessed a homophobic or transphobic incident.

Meanwhile, 20% said they thought that in homosexual relationships there is always a male and female role.

Also, one in 10 respondents said that they believed gay men want to be women and gay women want to be men.

Around 56% of those polled said they would want to know if somebody was not ‘straight’ in order to ‘avoid awkward situations’.

“We are sad and surprised as many of them [the children] believe that couples formed by two men or two women should not have children,” said Observatory Director Natalia Ronco.

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