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Quarter of young asexual adults feel excluded from LGBTQ+ community, study finds

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More than a quarter (27 per cent) of young asexual adults rarely or never feel part of the LGBTQ+ community, new research shared exclusively with GAY TIMES by Just Like Us, the LGBTQ+ young people’s charity, has shown.

Just three in 10 (30 per cent) young asexual adults said they always feel part of the LGBTQ+ community, while the same amount said they sometimes feel that way.

Almost one in five (18 per cent), however, shared that they rarely feel included in the community. Almost one in 10 (nine per cent) said they never feel part of it.

Young asexual adults were the most likely part of the LGBTQ+ community to feel excluded from it, closely followed by gay men (26 per cent), lesbians (12 per cent), trans people (11 per cent) and bisexuals (19 per cent). READ MORE: LGBTQ+ 101 – What does asexual mean? Asexuals of colour were found to be more likely to feel excluded from the LGBTQ+ community than their white counterparts at a rate of 39 per cent to 24 per cent, respectively.

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