Sri Lankan society's views about sexuality and LGBT people's experiences in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan society's views about sexuality and LGBT people's experiences in Sri Lanka
Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions survey report
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11 March 2022
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Introduction

Societal attitudes towards LGBT+ individuals vary from one country to another. Across the world, many states have taken reformist steps to accommodate the concerns and redress, amend or repeal discriminatory policies and laws that impact the LGBT+ community. Despite numerous recent victories, in many parts of the world, members of the LGBT+ community continue to face intimidation, harassment, physical and sexual abuse, violence, and discrimination both in their offline and online lives.

This report explores the attitudes and perceptions the LGBT+ community and the discriminatory experiences they face in Sri Lanka. The survey findings should empower engaging policy and law makers in a fruitful dialogue on the current condition of and challenges faced by the LGBT+ community in Sri Lanka.