“Are you two brothers?” “You’re all vegetarians, right?”

These are just two of the questions that people have been asked about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) relationships, as revealed in a new video.

LGBT rights charity Stonewall released the tongue-in-cheek video ahead of Valentine's Day, to highlight the fact that such relationships are the same as those between opposite-sex and cis gender people. 

The minute-long clip features a handful of the charity’s staff members answering the question: “What's the most ridiculous thing you've been asked about LGBT relationships?”

“My wife and I have a 3-year-old and we often get asked, ‘which one of you is the dad?’” a staff member called Ruth says in the video.

“If there’s no penis involved, how do you have sex?” is the question flagged by a member of staff named Sarah. 

Stonewall spokesman Matt Horwood told The Independent: "Valentine’s Day can be awkward at the best of times. And it can be that extra bit cringe for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, who often face questions on what makes their relationships different.

"While some of these questions can be amusing, and others lead to important conversations that create understanding, others are saddening and entangled in prejudice. Stonewall recognises the impact that these assumptions can have, and so some of us got together to shed a light on a range of these questions that they or their LGBT friends and family members have experienced."

"We hope this video will create awareness of the assumptions the lesbian, gay, bi and trans community often come up against."

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