Guest Blog: LGBTQ staying safe while online


The LGBTQ+ Guide to Online Safety

vpnMentor conducted a survey in which 695 LGBTQ+ people worldwide were asked about their experiences online as they relate to their sexual orientation and gender identity. The results illuminated the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

Here are some of key findings:

  • 73% of all respondents in all categories of gender identity and sexual orientation have been personally attacked or harassed online.
  • 50% of all respondents in all categories of gender identity and sexual orientation have suffered sexual harassment online.
  • When it comes to sexual orientation, asexual people feel the least safe online, and gay men the safest.
  • When it comes to gender identity, transgender women feel the least safe online, and cisgender men the safest.
  • Transgender women are the most likely to be outed against their will online, while cisgender men are least likely.

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