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: 
  • -
7% of LGBT people have reported taking ecstasy in the last year.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

read more
4.6% of LGB people have reported using amphetamines in the last year.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

read more
LGB people are three times more likely to report having taken an illicit drug than heterosexual people.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

read more
50% of gay men report using a recreational drug in the last 12 months.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2006

read more
52% of gay men and 44% of lesbians reported recreational drug use in the last month.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2003

read more
Three-quarters of gay and bisexual men in the UK have used recreational drugs at some point in their life.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2009

read more
The use of stimulant drug use is almost five times more prevalent in LGB people than in the rest of the population.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

read more
11.1% of LGB people report taking a Class A drug over the last 12 months compared with 3.6% of heterosexual people.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

read more
53% of gay men born in Wales have now moved to elsewhere in the UK.

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2004

read more
87% of LGB people felt their sexual orientation was ‘never’ relevant, ‘not needed’, or ’not applicable’ in relation to getting appropriate health treatment.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2007

read more
10% of LGB people were either referred or volunteered to go to a mental health service because of their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2007

read more
Lesbian women are most likely to report having used recreational drugs (79%), followed by gay men (77%), heterosexual men (72%) and heterosexual women (60%).

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2003

read more
65% of LGB people said that they would feel more confident in accessing health services if health care professionals acknowledged equal status to same-sex relationships in their literature and culture.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2007

read more
Between 25 and 50% of LGB people felt they had received inappropriate health treatment due to feeling that they could not declare their sexual orientation to healthcare professionals, or that it had not been taken into account in their treatment plan.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2003

read more
61% of gay men in the UK no longer live in the town in which they were born.

Topics:
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2004

read more
67% of LGB people reported a positive experience whilst receiving healthcare or treatment. 15% reported a negative experience.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2007

read more
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.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Sexual Health: HIV Information

Year: 2007

read more
3% of LGB people said they were pressurised into having a HIV/AIDS test because of their sexual orientation. Of those, 60% reported that they were tested without their consent and thought their sexual orientation had prompted this.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Sexual Health: HIV Testing

Year: 2007

read more
19% of LGB people reported that they would not register their same-sex partner as their next of kin with healthcare professionals due to fear of discrimination, not feeling that their sexual orientation would be kept private and fear of their medical treatment being affected.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2007

read more
45% of LGB people using social care services said they had faced discrimination whilst using services.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

read more