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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A survey of doctors and dentists found that only 39% were ‘out’ to close work colleagues.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2004

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A survey of doctors and dentists found that 76% though it was important to be 'out' at work.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2004

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The results of an interview study of GPs found that non-heterosexual orientation of patients could form a barrier to talking about sexual health matters for almost 50% of GP's.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2005

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17% of the public are unaware that HIV is passed on through sex without a condom between a man and a woman.

Year: 2014

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

Year: 2014

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A quarter of the public are unaware that HIV is passed on through sharing needles or syringes.

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Sexual Health: Drugs

Year: 2014

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A growing number of people incorrectly think that kissing can transmit HIV.

Year: 2014

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90% of LGBT people in Waltham Forest believe there is a litter problem in the area.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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13% of LGBT men and 3% of LGBT women in Waltham Forest feared using public transport.

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Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2010

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Over half of the homophobic and transphobic assaults and almost 2 thirds of homophobic and transphobic verbal abuse in Waltham Forest took place on the street.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

Year: 2010

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78% of LGBT victims of physical assault in Waltham Forest did not report it to the police as a homophobic or transphobic assault. 38% felt there was nothing the police could do and 33% thought they would not be taken seriously.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

Year: 2010

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Approximately 55% of LGBT people use cannabis in their lifetimes.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2009

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3.9% of women living in London aged 16-44 have had a same sex sexual partner.

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Population Characteristics: Women

Year: 2001

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8.6% of men in inner London have had a male sexual partner in the last 5 years.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 1997

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25% of women living in Waltham Forest had ever experienced domestic abuse, including 20% who had experienced it in a relationship with a woman.

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Crime: Domestic Abuse

Year: 2008

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1 in 6 local LGBT people do not feel safe using public transport in Waltham Forest

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Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2010

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Just over half of LGBT victims of verbal abuse in Waltham Forest who did not report the abuse to the police did not because they believed there was nothing the police could do.

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Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2010

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Under 1 in 10 LGBT people in Waltham Forest were aware they could report hate crimes on the local council website. Under 1 in 5 knew there were community hate reporting sites and 1 in 20 had heard of Report It.

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Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2010

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It is estimated that about 75% of LGB individuals have taken recreational drugs during their lifetime, while between 30% and 50% have used drugs in the last year.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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10% of LGB people believed they had received inappropriate advice on methods of contraception, cervical smears and HIV/AIDS testing in relation to their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Sexual Health: Other, HIV Information

Year: 2007

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