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Fry Research Centre, said: "Despite the very many messages telling men and women with learning difficulties that it is a problem for them to be sexual at all - never mind gay, lesbian, or bisexual - people were forging their lives and identities and striving to lead full sexual and emotional lives.

"However, much work needs to be done to ensure that the human rights of people with learning difficulties who are gay, lesbian or bisexual are upheld and supported."

Sue Peters, Regional Manager at Terrence Higgins Trust West, added: "This research has uncovered much of what was previously hidden in the lives and experiences of people with learning difficulties.

"I am sure there are more challenges ahead before this issue can be said to be properly tackled."


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Contact: Joanne Fryer
joanne.fryer@bristol.ac.uk
44-1-17-331-7276
University of Bristol
12-Apr-2005


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