This extensive survey was done in Colega's educational centers. Despite being more isolated, stereotypes and topics concerning the group persist among the youngest. Many of these ideas are preconceived. They reflect the fact that LGBTI people make up a whole, in which sexual orientation and identity extends to the personality. A gay or lesbian can be easily identified by their gestures, speaking style, or profession.
The high percentage of respondents also affirms that they oppose same-sex couples raising children, that having a teacher from this group is harmful to their education, or that they have the right express their feelings in public.
Many people prefer to be able to tell a person if they are gay or not before meeting them or if there are any difficulties in being friends with him. There is also the issue of teenagers who believe homosexuality and transsexuality to be diseases, and not individual conditions. This has the connotations of disease, treatment, and cure.
The biggest problem with these preconceived stereotypes and prejudices among the young people in Almeria is that they can lead to homophobia and transphobia, which in turn leads to aggression, harassment, insults, and discrimination towards certain groups. This is reflected in the fact that more than half of those who have seen aggression of this type have experienced suffering, pain, and injustice towards their equals.
Lack of knowledge is a problem that can be solved by strong education both in the home and at school.
Respect, kindness, knowledge, and naturalization must be taught from an early age. It is especially important to do so during puberty, adolescence and other stages of sexual awakening, when the need for group membership and the feeling of being in a group are stronger.
According to data, there are still many young people who don't see discrimination as a serious issue. It is important to prevent any grievances against anyone based on their sexual orientation, both passively and actively, now more than ever.