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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Regarding alcohol use among specific groups of LGB women, the report found that: 1) In lesbian and gay women, 35.8% of alcohol use was considered hazardous, while 64.2% was considered non-hazardous. 2) In bisexual women, 40% of alcohol use was considered hazardous, while 60% was considered non-hazardous.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol

Year: 2015

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Regarding alcohol use, the report found that: 1) In heterosexual women, 31.9% of alcohol use was considered hazardous, while 68.1% was considered non-hazardous. 2) In LGB women, 37.1% of alcohol use was considered hazardous, while 62.9% was considered non-hazardous.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol

Year: 2015

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About 40% of lesbian and bisexual women drink alcohol three or more times a week compared with a quarter of women in general.

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Physical Health: Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol

Year: 2015

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One in every six gay, lesbian and bisexual people have been the victim of a hate crime or incident in the previous three years.

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

Year: 2015

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LGB young people were 3.9 times more likely to make suicide plans, and 3.6 times more likely to attempt suicide.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm

Year: 2015

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48% of Trans* young people had made at least one suicide attempt in their lives...as compared to 26% of cisgender young people.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm

Year: 2015

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34% of young LGB people had made at least one suicide attempt in their lives...as compared to 18% of heterosexual young people.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm

Year: 2015

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Regarding self-harm in trans* individuals, the report found that: 1) 85.2% of trans* participants reported having self-harmed at least once, compared to 47.4% of cisgender participants. 2) 59.3% of trans* participants reported having self-harmed in the previous year, compared to 22.1% of cisgender participants. 3) 92.6% of trans* participants reported experiencing thoughts of self-harm at least once, compared to 63.5% of cisgender participants. 4) 70.4% of trans* participants reported experiencing thoughts of self-harm in the previous year, compared to 33.8% of cisgender participants.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm

Year: 2015

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Regarding suicide attempts in trans* individuals, the report found that: 1) 48.1% of trans* participants reported having attempted suicide at least once, compared to 26.2% of cisgender participants. 2) 29.8% of trans* participants reported having attempted suicide in the previous year, compared to 7.2% of cisgender participants. 3) 88.9% of trans* participants reported experiencing suicidal thoughts at least once, compared to 59.4% of cisgender participants. 4) 59.3% of trans* participants reported experiencing suicidal thoughts in the previous year, compared to 27.1% of cisgender participants.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm

Year: 2015

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Regarding self-harm in LGB individuals, the report found that: 1) 57.1% of LGB participants reported having self-harmed at least once, compared to 38.3% of heterosexual participants. 2) 28.4% of LGB participants reported having self-harmed in the previous year, compared to 17.9% of heterosexual participants. 3) 73% of LGB participants reported experiencing thoughts of self-harm at least once, compared to 46.4% of heterosexual participants. 4) 41.9% of LGB participants reported experiencing thoughts of self-harm in the previous year, compared to 27% of heterosexual participants.

Topics:
Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm

Year: 2015

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