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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Only 2% of social care service providers said that they had carried out any specific work to promote equality for transgender people.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Only 9% of social care service providers said that they had carried out any specific work to promote equality for LGB people.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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When surveyed only 9% of social service providers could give examples of the equality work they have carried out around sexual orientation.This compares to 37% who gave an example relating to race equality and 33% who gave an example relating to disability equality

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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When surveyed only 9% of social service providers could give examples of the equality work they have carried out around sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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94% of social service providers reported that they were carrying out some general work around equality and diversity.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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There are around 10,000 transgender people in the UK who have registered their gender dysphoria with medical services.

Year: 2009

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39% of LGB people from white UK backgrounds said they had faced prejudice when using social services because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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14% of care homes gave sexual orientation in a list of factors that they would take into account during assessment or care planning. However less than 1% of providers said that they had actually done any specific work around sexual orientation and assessment or care planning.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Only 24% of people felt that their needs as an LGB person were adequately considered at their last social care assessment.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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When having a social care assessment or review only 40% of LGB people came out as lesbian, gay or bisexual.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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12% of voluntary sector providers said that they had carried out some specific work around equality for LGB people, compared to 9% of council providers and 7% of private sector providers.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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44% of LGB people felt that their right to privacy was respected by social services.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Only 31% of LGB people felt confident that the social services that they used would deal well with a complaint of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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When using social services 25% of LGB people said they had faced prejudice from other service users.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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62% of LGB felt that all or most social services staff treated them with respect as an LGB person when accessing services. 29% of LGB people said that “some staff” treated them with respect, and 9% said that “no staff” treated them with respect as an LGB person.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Less than 1 in 10 LGBT people verbally abused in Waltham Forest reported the incident to the police

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Discrimination: Other
Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2010

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50% of LGBT people who reported an assault to the police in Waltham Forest were satisfied with how the police handled the case.

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Crime: Assault

Year: 2010

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Almost 4 in 10 LGBT residents in Waltham Forest believed that the area had got worse in recent years.

Year: 2010

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Only 33% of LGB people felt welcomed by the social services that they used, with the same number ‘neutral’ on this question

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Over half of LGBT residents in Waltham Forest feel that homophobic and transphobic harassment is a problem in the area.

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Crime: Other
Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2010

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30% of LGBT people in Waltham Forest avoid certain areas due to fear of homophobic or transphobic attacks.

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Discrimination: Public Life
Crime: Assault

Year: 2010

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1 in 10 LGBT residents in Waltham Forest have been physically attacked for being LGBT.

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Crime: Assault

Year: 2010

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Only 44% of LGBT people who were physically assaulted in Waltham Forest reported the assault to the police.

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Crime: Other

Year: 2010

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A majority of LGBT people feel safe on the streets during the day in Waltham Forest, however a majority do not feel safe at night.

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Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2010

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2 in 3 LGBT residents in Waltham Forest were satisfied with their local area

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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46 agencies in England have services addressing the specific needs of LGBTQ young people. The annual funding reported for such services is less than £1 million.

Year: 2014

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One third of British adults can't correctly identify all possible routes of HIV transmission from a given list.

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Sexual Health: Drugs

Year: 2014

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85% of British adults support teaching about HIV in secondary school.

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Sexual Health: Education

Year: 2014

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Nearly one in five people are unaware that HIV is passed on through sex without a condom between two men.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare

Year: 2014

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7 % of British adults are unable to identify any correct routes of HIV transmission (sex without a condom or sharing needles or syringes) from a list.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Healthcare

Year: 2014

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