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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13% of LGBT people frequently use poppers.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2009

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9% of LGBT people frequently use ecstasy/MDMA.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2009

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7% of LGBT people frequency use cocaine.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2009

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5% of LGBT people frequently use ketamine.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2009

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85% of LGBT people drink alcohol.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

Year: 2009

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White LGBT people are more likely to drink alcohol (86%) than BME LGBT people (78%) or traveller or other LGBT people (61%).

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

Year: 2009

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LGBT people who have used an illegal drug in the past are more likely to be in debt (59%) than LGBT people who have not (42%).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2009

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People who identify as Queer are most likely to take drugs (85%), followed by those who identify as bisexual (62%), gay people (51%) and lastly lesbians (45%).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2009

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People who identify as Queer or gay are most likely to drink alcohol (both 89%), followed by lesbians (81%) and lastly people who identify as bisexual (79%).

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

Year: 2009

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63% of transgender people drink alcohol compared to 86% of non-transgender people.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

Year: 2009

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89% of LGBT people who identify as male drink alcohol, compared to 81% of those who identify as female and 77% who identify as no or another gender.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

Year: 2009

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Half of LGBT people have taken an illegal drug or a legal drug without a prescription.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2009

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50% of gay men surveyed in a HIV testing clinic had used a recreational drug in the last year.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2006

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60-90% of gay men who use crystal meth also use Viagra.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2006

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In 2010, 7.8% of gay and bisexual men in London had used crystal meth in the last year.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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Use of crystal meth is higher for HIV-positive men (11.8%) than HIV-negative men (3.4%) or those who have never been tested (2.9%).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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8.3% of gay men surveyed in a HIV testing clinic had used crystal meth in the last year.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2006

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1 in 5 gay men surveyed in Central London gyms in 2004 had used crystal meth in the last year.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2006

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Over half of gay men surveyed at Central London gyms in 2004 had used a psychoactive drug in the last year.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2006

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Over half of gay men surveyed at a HIV treatment clinic had used recreational drugs in the last year.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2006

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