Evidence Exchange of LGBT Statistics

Welcome to LGBT Foundation’s Evidence Exchange, an evidence base of statistics about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) needs and experiences.

Topics range from healthcare to homophobia and schools to safer sex. The evidence base is continuously updated to include new research, and all records include as much information about the statistic as possible.

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Nearly three quarters of LBQ women who said they visited sexual health clinics did so less than once a year.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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44% LBQ women surveyed said they had not visited a sexual health clinic.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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21% of LBQ women surveyed indicated that they would like to access a women's only exercise class.

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Physical Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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19% of LBQ women surveyed indicated that they would like to access a women's only sports group.

Year: 2016

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22% of LBQ women surveyed indicated that they would like to access an LGBT specific exercise class.

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Physical Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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18% of LBQ women surveyrd indicated that they would like to access an LGBT specific sports group

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Physical Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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Six percent of LBQ women surveyed identified as having an eating disorder, but nearly twice as many felt they could not control what they ate.

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Physical Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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Nearly a quarter of LBQ women surveyed described their relationship with food as 'problematic'

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Physical Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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In a sample of lesbian, bisexual and 'queer' women, bisexual women were more than twice as likely than the overall sample respondents to say that they were not out about their sexual orientation to their GP (32% compared to 15%)

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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Lesbian, bisexual or 'queer' women who are not 'out' to their GP are more likely to rate their health as poor.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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Half of bisexual women indicated that they had disability or chronic health condition.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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Over a quarter of lesbian, bisexual and 'queer' women considered themselves to have a chronic health condition or disability.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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One third of transgender women rate their own overall health as poor

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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Women who identify as bisexual are more than five times as likely to rate their own health as 'poor' than those who identify as lesbian

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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Adults who identify as 'gay' or 'bisexual' are twice as likely to know that the statement "The risk of someone who is taking effective HIV treatment passing on HIV through sex is extremely low" is true than adults who identify as 'heterosexual'.

Year: 2016

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Over one third of people surveyed say that they would want to be informed if a colleague was HIV positive.

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Sexual Health: Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment

Year: 2016

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Older LGBT people experience discrimination in accessing and using services, to a significant level of 45% of LGBT people.

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Discrimination: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2015

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Older LGBT people experience increased risk of homelessness and mental health problems due to long exposure to stigma and discrimination.

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Population Characteristics: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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Older LGBT people experience evidenced risks of being victims of hate crimes, including ongoing harassment, criminal damage, intimidations and attacks on personal property.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime, Hate Crime

Year: 2015

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A necessarily crude estimate would suggest the numbers of older lesbian and gay men in the UK may be up to 1.2 million people.

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Population Characteristics: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2015

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