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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3 in 10 Lesbian and gay people think ITV and Channel 5 will take a complaint of homophobia less seriously than other complaints.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 50 lesbian and gay people in the South West expect to be treated worse than heterosexuals if they were admitted to hospital for an emergency and the staff thought they were gay.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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2 out of 3 lesbian and gay people think the portrayal of gay people on Channel 4 is realistic.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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4 in 10 lesbian and gay people think the portrayal of gay people on BBC1 is realistic and Half think the portrayal on BBC2 is realistic.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2008

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3 in 10 lesbian and gay people in the North West believe they would be treated worse than a heterosexual by the police if they were suspected of committing a crime.

Topics:
Legal rights: Other
Discrimination: Other
Crime: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 5 lesbian and gay people in the North West expect to be treated worse than a heterosexual person when applying for social housing.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other
Legal rights: Housing

Year: 2008

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1 in 20 lesbian and gay people in the North West expect to be treated worse than heterosexuals if they were admitted to hospital for an emergency and the staff thought they were gay.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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4 in 5 lesbian and gay people would not have felt comfortable coming out at school.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Education

Year: 2008

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9 in 10 lesbian and gay people expect to face discrimination due to their sexual orientation if they apply to become a school governor in the North West.

Topics:
Discrimination: Education

Year: 2008

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Lesbian and gay people over the age of 55 are twice as likely than 25 to 34 year olds to think that if the police knew they were gay they would treat them worse than heterosexuals when they report a crime.

Topics:
Legal rights: Other
Discrimination: Other
Crime: Other

Year: 2008

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Lesbian and gay people aged from 18 to 24 are 10% more likely to think the police will treat them worse than heterosexuals when they report a homophobic hate crime, compared to another crime.

Topics:
Legal rights: Other
Discrimination: Other
Crime: Other, Hate Crime

Year: 2008

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9 out of 10 lesbian and gay people think they would face discrimination from the Conservative party due to their sexual orientation if they wanted to run for parliament.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other

Year: 2008

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1 in 4 gay and lesbian people over the age of 50 experienced homophobic bullying at school.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Education

Year: 2008

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2 out of 3 young lesbian and gay people experienced homophobic bullying at school in 2007.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Education

Year: 2007

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Almost 9 in 10 lesbian and gay people aged 16-24 witnessed homophobic bullying of others at school.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Education

Year: 2008

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Half of lesbian and gay people over the age of 50 witnessed homophobic bullying of others while in compulsory education.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Education

Year: 2008

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Overall satisfaction with GP services was relatively high with more than three quarters of all gay and bisexual men agreeing with three statements about service acceptability (and less than 10% disagreeing with any).

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2004

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Overall, 7.1% of gay and bisexual men last went to their GP for either a sexual health check-up or an HIV test or both. Using your GP for sexual health check-ups or HIV testing was most common among men who were younger (under 30), lived in London or were an immigrant to the UK. It was not associated with being a member of a Black or minority ethnic group.

Topics:
Sexual Health: HIV Testing

Year: 2004

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6 in 10 lesbian and gay people believe they would face discrimination from the Labour party due to their sexual orientation if they wanted to run for parliament.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other

Year: 2008

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Almost half of lesbian and gay people believe they would face discrimination from the Liberal Democrats due to their sexual orientation if they wanted to run for parliament.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other

Year: 2008

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