Research | The Proud Trust

We have undertaken a number of research projects to help us inform and shape the work that we do. Here are some of them:

LGBT Young People’s Health in the UK: A literature review with a focus on needs, barriers and practice.

We have worked with the NHS to assess the health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people in the UK. Published in 2016, this document highlights the importance of the need to recognise the existence of homo/bi/transphobia across health services and the impact this may have on LGBT young people accessing the services that they need.

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Undertaken in 2014, this focused piece of research explores the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people when “coming out” to adults.  The resulting report highlights positive responses that young people have had from adults during this process, and other responses that weren’t that helpful.

Including LGBT People in Sport – A Guide

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people find organised sports to be intimidating and alienating, having experienced homophobia and transphobia within sport, particularly school sport, from an early age. What can we do about this?

We worked with Pride Sports to produce this guide.

“Ssh” – Investigating Violence in the Lives of LGBT Young People

Commissioned in 2008, this research piece explored the violence suffered by LGBT young people at school (bullying) on the street (Hate Crime) and at home (domestic violence).

Summary here.

Drugs and Alcohol Survey

This piece if work explored the usage of drugs and alcohol among the young people accessing our services.

A powerpoint of the key findings here.

How’s Your Relationship?

A peer led research piece exploring healthy and unhealthy relationships and the role of abuse in the lives of young LGBT people.

Find useful guidance and resources produced by other organisations here.