state of attraction
9 in 10 youths wish for a world where people are free to be with the person they are attracted to
But fewer than 3 in 5 youths feel they actually have that freedom.
Barriers hold people back from experiencing the most beautiful feeling in the world.
3 out of 4 youths had pursued unconventional relationships
Yet 1 in 2 of those youths kept their unconventional relationships a secret due to fear of discrimination, judgement or public shame
53% of our youths fear discrimination, judegment or public shame when in an unconventional relationship
Support from parents and friends are key enablers of unconventional relationships
Media is a powerful force that can perpetuate or break stereotyped relationships
Source: Closeup purpose quantitative study, 2007 (n = 3,000 Brazil, India and the Philippines)
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