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.

Watch the video or click on the links below to find out how to use the Evidence Exchange and how it can help you.

To access the full Evidence Exchange you need to register with LGBT Foundation –  please click here

Who is the Evidence Exchange for? | How to use the Evidence Exchange
Adding your research to the Evidence Exchange | Evidence Exchange glossary & search help

  • Search: 
  • Year: 
  • -
A Scottish survey found that 62% of trans people stated that they had experienced transphobic harassment from strangers in public places who perceived them to be transgender: mostly this took the form of verbal abuse but 31% experienced transphobic threatening behaviour, 17% experienced transphobic physical assault and 4% experienced transphobic sexual assault.

Topics:
Discrimination: Hate Crime
Crime: Sexual Assault, Assault

read more
Around 1 in 10 LGBT people living in Waltham Forest were very satisfied living in that area.
read more
A Scottish survey found male to female trans women are more likely to have children, 53% of male to female trans women respondents stated they have children compared to 20% of female to male trans men respondents.
read more
A Scottish survey found there is a high disability rate among trans people, with 37% stating that they are disabled. The two most frequent types of disability stated are: 20% mental health disability and 14% mobility disability.

Topics:
Mental Health: Other
Physical Health: Other

read more
A Scottish survey found there is a high unemployment rate among trans people with 37% receiving some form of benefits. There is also a high self-employment rate with 20% of respondents stating they are self-employed.
read more
A Scottish survey found that 55% of trans people have a HND/Degree or Postgraduate Degree but only 30% of respondents have a gross annual income of over £20,000 and 48% of respondents have a gross annual income of under £10,001.
read more
Over a fifth of LGB people were classified as dependent on drugs or alcohol along with another quarter who showed signs of dependency.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Alcohol, Drugs

read more
After completing a ‘reflection’ and ‘recognition’ course, 88% of medical students felt more sensitive towards doctor duties regarding sexuality, and 84% said they were more sensitive to the sexuality issues of patients.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

read more
21% of medical students originally said they would not feel comfortable talking to gay patients, after completing a ‘reflection’ and ‘recognition’ course, this dropped to 6%, and there was a 15% reduction in students who felt they would have problems talking to gay patients.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

read more
81% of lesbian women in Glasgow felt there was a need for a sexual health service for lesbians and 71% said they would use it if one existed.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

read more
22% of LGB people report binge drinking once or twice a week, 6% report binge drinking four or five times a week and 4% report binge drinking daily or almost daily.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Alcohol

read more
Gay and bisexual males are more likely to report binge drinking once or twice a week in the last month (34%) than lesbian or bisexual females (29%).

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Alcohol

read more
34% of GB males and 29% of LGB females report binge drinking at least once or twice a week compared to 19% of males and 15% of females of the general population.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Alcohol

read more
20% of LGB people report using more than one drug (including alcohol) during a single session (such as a night out).

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

read more
The two most common drugs taken by LGB people are cannabis (20%) and poppers (18%).

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

read more
LGB people are 7 times more likely to have taken an illicit drug in the last month (35%) than the general population (4.8%).

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

read more
Older gay and bisexual males are almost 3 times more likely to be single than heterosexual males.

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

read more
89% of LGB people report drinking alcohol within the last month.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Alcohol

read more
35% of LGB people used at least one drug in the last month (excluding alcohol).

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

read more
LGBT people who use illegal drugs or legal drugs without prescription are more likely to smoke (44%) than LGBT people who do not use drugs (22%).

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs, Smoking

read more