The Dutch government is committed to equal rights for and social
acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
individuals, and also to securing their acceptance in Dutch
society. Since social acceptance is one of the most important goals
of the gay emancipation policy, at the request of the Minister of
Education, Culture and Science the Netherlands Institute for Social
Research/SCP publishes a concise report every two years on the
current situation. The present edition also looks for the first
time at the social acceptance of bisexuals and transgenders.
The conclusion is that acceptance in the general population is continuing to increase, but still lags behind in certain religious, ethnic and political groups, as does the acceptance of certain categories of people (e.g. people who do not behave in accordance with what is expected of members of their sex).