May 17, 2015 – Reported by Towleroad.com – A report by the University of Mainz in Germany and gay dating network PlanetRomeo has found that four million gay men were the victim of serious physical violence in 2014.
The study questioned 115,000 gay men from 127 countries. The figure of 4 million is based on the assumption that 2.5 percent of all people are gay men. It was suggests that 13 million gay men have been banned from their family home, 41 million want to escape their home country, 66 million are not out to their parents, 22 million lost or were denied a job for being gay and 7 million are in heterosexual marriages.
The study was released as part of PlanetRomeo’s gay happiness index to mark this weekend’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT).