Further Out: The Scottish LGBT Rural Equality Report
The Scottish LGBT Equality Report represents the first of its kind looking at the unique lived experience of LGBT people living in rural Scotland.
The report details how social inequalities, prejudice and discrimination as well as a lack of access to inclusive and equalities competent services can have a detrimental effect on wellbeing and mental health. As well as presenting statistical data, the report shares the qualitative experiences of individuals living rurally gathered between 2017 and 2020.
The report also makes clear that the disproportionate effect of the Covid 19 Pandemic has heightened health and social inequalities and placed this minority group living rurally at an even higher risk of poor mental health.