Factors influencing the need for LGBT-specific policies in Denmark

København har vundet værtskabet for WorldPride 2021. Det står klart efter den afgørende afstemning i organisationen InterPride. Det skriver Out and About på deres hjemmeside. Arkivfoto: Copenhagen Pride Parade deltagere efter starten af Prideparaden på Frederiksberg Rådhusplads lørdag 19. august 2017. Paraden går fra Frederiksberg Rådhusplads ad Frederiksberg Alle / Vesterbrogade til Københavns Rådhusplads. (Foto: Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix 2017)

Author: Emma DiMaggio

According to the LGBT Denmark website, 40 percent of all LGBT people are not out of the closet at work due to direct or indirect discrimination, causing mental disillusionment and reduced performance.

“If you belong to an LGBTI class group, you have, certainly in health issues or self esteem, bigger problems than if you didn’t belong to this group,” Secretary General of the Danish Family Planning Association Bjarne Christensen said.

In Denmark, one out of approximately 71,000 people will experience a gender or sexuality-based hate crime, according to a report from Politi Denmark. In the United States, one out of 250,000 people will experience a gender or sexuality-based hate crime, according to data from 2017 Hate Crime Statistics gathered by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Criminal Justice Information Services Division.

Target Audience: This brief was created for an American audience, specifically that of California which is particularly active in LGBTQIA+ rights. It could be published on https://thepridela.com/ Los Angeles’s main LGBT news outlet.