201a Outside of the age range. Not included in the analysis.

201b Outside of the age range. Not included in the analysis.

202a Daniel is a 34-year-old, white, British man. He lives with his partner Robert in London. Daniel was 31 when they entered into civil partnership. They have been together for nearly 8 years, although they separated for a few months. They live in London. Daniel’s family of origin do not live locally.

202b Robert is Daniel’s partner. He is a 32-year-old, white, non-EU national. Robert moved to the UK to continue his relationship with Daniel. They have been in a civil partnership for nearly three years. Robert’s family of origin live overseas.

203a Mark is a 25-year-old, white, British man. He has been with Callum for less than a year and they entered into civil partnership just over a month ago. He and Callum live in the South of England and have been harassed by their neighbour. Mark’s family of origin live a long distance away. He fled his fam­ily home because of his sexuality.

203b Callum is a 21-year-old, white, British man. He is Mark’s partner. They entered into civil partnership just over a month ago after a short relationship. Callum is very close to his family of origin who live around the corner. They are in the process of moving house.

204a Andrew and Graham are partners. Andrew is a 29-year-old, white, non-EU national. He met Graham in the UK less than a year ago. They have been in a civil partnership for three months. Andrew and Graham live in London. His family of origin live overseas.

204b Graham is 35 years old. He is white and British. He entered into civil partner­ship with Andrew three months ago. Graham grew up in care and was ‘battered around’ the system as he describes it. His foster family live outside London.

205a Kevin is a 34-year-old, white, British man. He is Jorge’s partner. They entered into civil partnership just over two years ago. Kevin and Jorge live together in the South East of England where Kevin has lived all his life. His family of origin live locally.

205b Jorge is 28, white and an EU national. He and Kevin have been in a civil partnership for 25 months. This is Jorge’s first same-sex relationship and only sexual partner. Jorge came out to his family of origin when he entered into civil partnership with Kevin. His family of origin live abroad.

206a Jeremy is a 29-year-old, white, British man. He has been in a relationship with Stewart for about six years. They entered into civil partnership just under three years ago. Jeremy and Stewart live in the South East of England. They have a lodger. Jeremy’s family of origin live nearby.

206b Stewart and Jeremy are partners. Stewart is a 27-year-old, white non-EU national. He and Jeremy have been together for six years and in a civil part­nership for around three years. Stewart has no previous relationship experi­ence. His family of origin live overseas.

207a Outside of the age range. Not included in the analysis.

207b Outside of the age range. Not included in the analysis.

208a Jan is a 27-year-old, white, EU national. Jan and Diego met in the UK and have been in a civil partnership for 15 months. When Jan met Diego about three years ago, he was involved with someone else. Jan and Diego live in the South East of England. Jan’s family of origin live overseas.

208b Diego is a 26-year-old, white, EU national. He and Jan are partners. When Diego started going out with Jan, his best friend proved very ‘jealous’ and tried to put a ‘wedge’ between them. Diego gave her an ultimatum. He never saw her again. Diego’s family of origin live overseas.

209a Frederik is a 36-year-old, white, British man. He has been involved with Tim for about eight years and has been in a civil partnership for just over two years. Frederik has a chronic health condition. He and Tim live in the South East of England. His family of origin live ‘just around the corner’.

209b Tim is 33 years old. He and Frederik are partners. Like Frederik, Tim is white and British. He, too, has a chronic health condition. His family of ori­gin live in a different part of the UK.

210a Ben is a 32-year-old, white, British man. He was 29 when he entered into civil partnership with Oliver after a five-year relationship. They met abroad where they both worked. Ben was bullied at work and struggles with anxiety. They live in the South East of England where Ben’s family of origin live.

210b Oliver is Ben’s partner. He is aged 30 years, white and British. While Ben is receiving treatment to manage his anxiety, Oliver looks after most of Ben’s personal needs. They also had a religious blessing when they entered into civil partnership nearly three-and-a-half years ago.

211a Edwin is a 27-year-old, white, non-EU national. He met Ivan in London and they have been in a civil partnership for nearly three years. Edwin and Ivan live in a shared household in London. Edwin’s family live overseas.

211b Ivan is Edwin’s partner. He is 30 years old, white and British. Ivan entered into a civil partnership with Ivan almost three years ago. They find it difficult to make ends meet in London where they live. Ivan’s family of origin live in a different part of the UK.

212a Otto is a 32-year-old, white, British man. He met his partner Phil about eight years ago. They have now been in a civil partnership for 19 months. Otto and Phil lived separately for many years before they decided to share a home. They now live in Scotland. Otto’s mother lives locally.

212b Phil was 34 years old when he entered into civil partnership with Otto 19 months ago. Like Otto, Phil is white and British. Phil’s family of origin live in a different part of the UK.

213a Felix is 34 years old. He is white and British. Felix entered into civil part­nership with Cameron when he was 30. Before that they had known each other for nearly four years. They live in the North of England but are moving abroad. His family of origin live a long distance away.

213b Cameron is a white, British man. He is the same age as his partner Felix: 34. They have been in a civil partnership for almost four years. Cameron is taking up the offer of employment overseas. Felix is moving abroad with him.

214a Albert was 29 when he entered into civil partnership with his partner Duncan. This was four years ago. He is white and British. Albert and Duncan live in Scotland. His family of origin live in a different part of the UK.

214b Duncan is Albert’s partner. He is a 35-year-old, white, British man. Duncan and Albert have been together for over 11 years and in a civil partnership for four years.

215a Frazer has been in a civil partnership with Todd for 16 months. He is 28 years old, white and a non-European national. He and Todd live in Scotland. His family of origin live overseas.

215b Todd is a 31-year-old, white, British man. He entered into civil partnership with Frazer 16 months ago after a nearly seven-year relationship. His family of origin live in a different part of the UK.

216a Peter is a 38-year-old, white, EU national. He met his partner Victor in the UK about nine years ago. They have been in a civil partnership for just under four years. Peter had never been involved with anyone else before he met Victor. They live together in Scotland. Peter’s family of origin live abroad.

216b Victor is a 36 year-old. He is white and British and entered into civil part­nership with Peter when he was 32. Unlike Peter, Victor comes from a work­ing-class background. His family of origin live locally.

217a Henry is 32-year-old, white, British man. He entered into civil partnership with Kurt four months ago. They met almost two years ago. Henry fell seri­ously ill a few years ago and lost much of his mobility. Henry and Kurt live in the South East of England. His family of origin live in a different part of the UK.

217b Kurt is 34. He is Henry’s partner and they have been together for nearly two years. Like Henry, Kurt has a disability. Kurt’s previous relationship was ‘closeted’. Their neighbours persistently bully them. Kurt’s family of origin live a long distance away.

218a Ian is 31 years old. At 27, he entered into a civil partnership with Neil. Ian is white and British. He has been in a civil partnership with Neil for four-and – a-half years and lives in Scotland. Ian is the proud ‘parent’ of numerous pets.

218b Neil is Ian’s partner. He is 32 years old, white and British. Neil had been involved with Ian for nearly two years when they entered into civil partner­ship. Neil is unsure if it is appropriate for them to be in an open relationship, as they are, given that they are married. His family of origin live in a different part of the UK.

219a Benjamin has been involved with Leroy for around 10 years. He is 29 years old, white and British, and has been in a civil partnership for one year. Benjamin had a very traumatic coming-out experience and tried to com­mit suicide on several occasions. They live in the South East of England, but his family of origin live in a different part of the country.

219b Leroy is a 35-year-old, white, British man. He and Benjamin have been together for a long time and in a civil partnership for a year. Leroy suffers from a rare health condition and has been out of work for the last two years. His family of origin live a long distance away.

220a Eric and Nathan are partners. Eric is 36 years old, white and British. Eric and Nathan have been in a relationship for about 14 years and in a civil partnership for four. Eric works and partly lives in another European country. He has a chronic health condition. Eric’s mother lives in the UK. He has no contact with his father.

220b Nathan is a 39-year-old, white, British man. He described his previous relationship as an abusive one. Nathan and Eric have been in a civil partner­ship for four years. Nathan lives alone in Scotland. His family of origin live elsewhere in the UK.

221a Lucas is 34 years old. He is white and British. Lucas has been involved with his partner Theo for 15 years. They have been in a civil partnership for just over a year. This is Lucas’s first relationship with a man, but he was involved with a woman for nearly five years before he met Theo. Lucas and Theo live in the North of England. His family of origin live in a different part to the UK.

221b Theo is Lucas’s partner. He is 33 and entered into a civil partnership with Lucas 13 months ago. Theo, who comes from a strong Catholic background, has had no sexual relationship other than that with Lucas. After all the years with Lucas, Theo’s family of origin do not know about the nature of their relationship. They live in a different part of the country.

222a Eugene comes from a strong Catholic background. He is a 26-year – old, white, non-EU national. He has been involved with Haiden for nearly four years. They entered into civil partnership one-and-a-half months ago. Eugene and Haiden live in a shared household in London. Eugene’s family of origin live overseas. He still has not told his parents about the nature of his relationship with Haiden.

222b Haiden is a 30-year-old, white, British man. He met Eugene abroad when they were both studying overseas. Haiden has had no previous sexual rela­tionships. His family of origin live in a different part of the UK.

223a Miguel is a 28-year-old non-EU national of a mixed-race background. He has been involved with Robin for nearly four years, but they spent most of that time apart. Miguel and Robin entered into civil partnership four months ago, just after Miguel moved to the UK. Miguel’s family of origin live overseas.

223b Robin is Miguel’s partner. He is 35 years old, white and British. Robin’s parents were initially not ‘overjoyed’ about his civil partnership with Miguel, but they are ‘kind of’ happy for Robin now. Robin and Miguel live in London, but Robin’s parents live a long distance away, in an area that Robin describes as ‘conservative’. He has been in a civil partnership for four months.

224a Chung is a 33-year-old Chinese man. He met Warren nearly six years ago and they have been in a civil partnership for three months. They have spent long periods apart. Unlike Warren, Chung has an extensive network of gay friends, which has caused arguments between them. Chung’s family of origin live overseas. He is not out to his family of origin and they do not know about his relationship with Warren.

224b Warren is a 25-year-old, white, British man. He entered into civil partner­ship with Chung just three months ago after nearly six years together. Warren met Chung abroad and they have spent long periods of living apart. Warren has had no previous relationships with men. They live in London. Warren’s family of origin live in a different part of the UK.

225a Herman is a 21-year-old white EU national. He entered into civil partner­ship with OJ a month ago after they had been together for nearly two years. When Herman and OJ met, Herman was in another relationship. They live in London, but Herman’s family of origin live overseas.

225b OJ is Herman’s partner. He is the older one of the two, 27, white and Scottish. OJ and Herman just recently entered into civil partnership, but have been involved for nearly two years. OJ describes his previous relationship as ‘volatile’. His family of origin live in a different part of the UK.

226a Trevor is a 34-year-old, white, British man. He and Wayne are partners. They met just under a year ago and have been in a civil partnership for six months. Their relationship is heavily influenced by their intense work com­mitments. They live in London. Trevor’s family of origin live in a different part of the country.

226b Wayne is Trevor’s partner. He is 32, white and British. He and Trevor have been involved for less than a year. They entered into civil partnership six months ago. His family of origin live in a different part of the UK.

227a Garry is a 32-year-old, white, British man. He has been involved with Umberto for nearly four years. They entered into civil partnership four months ago. Garry’s father has never come to terms with Garry’s sexuality and has banned him from seeing his mother who is chronically ill. Garry and Umberto live in London, while Garry’s family of origin live in a different part of the country.

227b Umberto is a 30-year-old EU national of a mixed-race background. His family of origin live overseas and have never come to terms with Umberto’s sexuality. This is Umberto’s first relationship. They celebrated their civil part­nership with friends. He and Garry live in London.