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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39% of gay and bisexual men reported that they would be more likely to have unsafe sex when using drugs.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2005

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5.5% of men living in London aged 16-44 have had a same sex sexual partner in the past 5 years.

Year: 2001

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30% of LGBT people living in Waltham Forest thought that the council was doing a good job.

Year: 2010

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40% of LGBT people who reported verbal abuse in Waltham Forest were pleased with the police response.

Topics:
Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2010

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15.2% of LGB people have used poppers in the previous year compared to only 1.4% of heterosexuals.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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It is estimated that between 7.9 and 23% of LGBT people have used cocaine in the last year.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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2.6% of LGB people report using ketamine in the last year, compared with 0.5% of heterosexual people.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2006

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

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2003

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

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2009

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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

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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

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

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2004

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

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2007

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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

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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

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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

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