New Research Reveals LGBTQ Couples Want
Their Happy Ever After
A survey of LGBTQ people, commissioned by The Gay Wedding Guide [http://thegayweddingguide.co.uk], has found that 61% of its UK respondents were either married or would like to get married in the future. The research, which was conducted on behalf of the Gay Wedding Guide by Out Now Consulting, asked 348 LGBTQ people to answer a series of questions, and discovered that a high percentage of respondents were either already married (31%) or in a relationship (22%).
Fourteen per cent of those in a relationship hoped to marry in the future, compared to just 9% who stated they never want to marry. Seventeen per cent of single people surveyed said they had no intention of marrying in the future, whereas 15% of their single peers said they would.
Hugh Wright, spokesperson for the Gay Wedding Guide and gay travel review companion, les Deux Messieurs, said:
“Statistics suggest that around 6% of people living in the UK today identify as being LGBTQ. Our research suggests that of those who aren’t already married or in a civil partnership, 39% intend to marry a lifelong partner sometime in the future. Same-sex couples still experience prejudice and negativity in the wedding sector, so it’s important that staff working within these sectors openly welcome all couples equally, regardless of their sexuality. And they should take pride in doing so.”
Carla ter Maat of Drakes boutique hotel in Brighton said:
“Prejudice and inequality towards same-sex couples has no place in today’s society. We advocate the freedom of choice on so many levels and choosing a life partner must be top of the list. People have a right to fall in love and marry whomever they choose and this right must be respected and accepted by everyone.”
Notes to Editors
The Gay Wedding Guide
The Gay Wedding Guide is an award-winning resource for same-sex couples looking to get married. From finding a gay friendly venue and writing vows, to style-stealing picture boards, wedding theme ideas a free UK wedding checklist and more, the Gay Wedding Guide is the UK’s number one destination for same-sex couples looking for help planning their wedding.
Les Deux Messieurs
Les Deux Messieurs is the UK’s guide to great gay-friendly hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, and self-catering accommodation. It’s a compact gem of knowledge packed with witty reviews and local insights written to inform and inspire discerning gay travellers holidaying in the UK.
Established in 1992, Out Now is the world’s leading LGBT marketing organization and has for two decades been relied upon by many of the world’s leading brands, organisations and tourism bodies for specialized gay and lesbian marketing insight and expertise. Services include research, training, strategy and communications.
Out Now clients include IBM, Toyota, Citibank, German National Tourist Office, TUI, Lufthansa, Berlin Tourism Marketing, Vienna Tourist Board, Visit Manchester, Stockholm Visitors Board and Lloyds TSB Banking Group.
Drakes of Brighton
Drakes of Brighton is honoured to have been the venue of choice for so many same sex couples over the years. We’re located in Kemptown, the gay heart of Brighton and we love a same-sex wedding! Celebrating their love and marriage is always done with style, panache and a huge amount of fun!
Out Now Consulting surveyed 348 LGBTQ people on behalf of the Gay Wedding Guide. One hundred and seventy two people responded from the UK, and 176 from the USA.