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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32% of lesbians hid their sexuality in youth sport because they were worried about being rejected by teammates.

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Discrimination: Coming Out

Year: 2016

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48% of gay men hid their sexuality in youth sport because they were worried about being rejected by teammates

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Discrimination: Coming Out, Coming Out

Year: 2016

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74% of lesbians under 22 years of age reported being completely or partially in the closet to teammates while playing youth sport.

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Discrimination: Coming Out

Year: 2016

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81% of gay men under 22 years of age reported being completely or partially in the closet to teammates while playing youth sport.

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Discrimination: Coming Out

Year: 2016

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9% of lesbians had been physically assaulted in sport.

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Discrimination: Bullying

Year: 2016

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19% of gay men had been physically assaulted in sport.

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Discrimination: Bullying

Year: 2016

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16% of lesbians had received verbal threats in sport.

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Discrimination: Bullying

Year: 2016

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27% of gay men had received verbal threats in sport.

Year: 2016

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18% of lesbians had been bullied in sport.

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Discrimination: Bullying

Year: 2016

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38% of gay men have been bullied in sport.

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Discrimination: Bullying

Year: 2016

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More than four fifths of gay and lesbian participants had received verbal slurs in sport

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Discrimination: Bullying

Year: 2016

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Young LGB participants (under 22) were much more likely to report personally experiencing homophobia.

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Discrimination: Other

Year: 2016

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More than a quarter of straight males had personally been the target of homophobia in sport.

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Discrimination: Other

Year: 2016

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More than a quarter of bisexual women had personally experienced homophobia in sport.

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Discrimination: Other, Other

Year: 2016

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Nearly half of lesbians had personally experienced homophobia in sport.

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Discrimination: Other

Year: 2016

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Nearly two thirds of bisexual men had personally experienced homophobia in sport

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Discrimination: Other

Year: 2016

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More than half of gay men had personally experienced homophobia in sport

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Discrimination: Other

Year: 2016

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82% of LGB participants said they have witnessed or experienced homophobia in sport

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Discrimination: Other, Other

Year: 2016

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Despite documenting some of the most severe forms of violence, of the 24 participants only 5 had made contact with the police. It must be noted here that only in one case were the police contacted directly by the survivor / victim; in all other instances they were contacted by a family member or a neighbour, usually after a particularly violent incident took place. Four had been satisfied with the police response and felt they had taken the domestic abuse incident seriously and taken appropriate action. One woman expressed dissatisfaction and believed that her trans identity influenced how the incident was investigated and handled.

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Crime: Domestic Abuse, Domestic Abuse

Year: 2016

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In line with previous research, friends and family were those most often spoken to about their abusive relationships, while only six survivors eventually sought counselling or turned to specialist domestic abuse services for help.

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Crime: Domestic Abuse

Year: 2016

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