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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78% of participants said an openly gay, lesbian or bisexual person would not be very safe as a spectator at a sporting event

Year: 2016

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Nearly half (46%) of participants believed LGB people are ‘not at all accepted’ in sport or only ‘accepted a little’

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Discrimination: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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73% of gay men believed homophobia is more common in team sports than in other parts of society

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Discrimination: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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More than 1 in 4 (27%) gay men said they did not participate in youth team sports

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Discrimination: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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Gay men are more likely than lesbian women to feel they are not fully accepted in sport.

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Discrimination: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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73% of participants believe youth sport is not safe and welcoming for LGB people

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Discrimination: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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98% of LBQ women surveyed indicated that they had not encountered discrimination from mental health services.

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Mental Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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66% of LBQ women surveyed had accessed at least one form of mental health support.

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Mental Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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Two thirds of LBQ women surveyed indicated that they had been through periods of feeling mentally unwell or depressed over the past year.

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Mental Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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7% of respondents indicated that they had attempted to take their own life over the past year and a further 8% indicated that they had attempted to take their own life at some point in the past more than a year ago.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm

Year: 2016

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Three times the percentage of bisexual respondents (14%) as compared to lesbian respondents (4%) indicated that they had attempted to take their own life in the past year.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm, Suicide & Self Harm

Year: 2016

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Mental health diagnoses are twice as prevalent for bisexual respondents (32%) as lesbian respondents (16%)

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Mental Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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One fifth of LBQ women surveyed indicated that they have a mental health diagnosis.

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Mental Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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13% of LBQ women with a cervix who had not been for a cervical smear test in the last 3 years said this was because they had been told that they are not at risk because of their sexual orientation.

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Physical Health: Cancer, Cancer, Cancer, Cancer, Cancer, Cancer

Year: 2016

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97% of women with a cervix over the age of 25 have had a cervical smear test at least once in their life.

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Physical Health: Cancer, Cancer, Cancer, Cancer, Cancer

Year: 2016

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The number of bisexual women attending sexual health clinics dropped by almost a third in three years.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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13% of LBQ women indicated that they had faced discrimination based on their sexual orientation/gender identity from a sexual health service.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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8% of LBQ women who had accessed a contraception and fertility service rated it as 'poor'.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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53% of LBQ women who had accessed a contraception and fertility service rated it as 'OK'.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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11% of LBQ women who had accessed a contraception and fertility service rated it as 'excellent'.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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35% of LBQ women surveyed said they had accessed contraception and fertility services.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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8% of LBQ women who had accessed a sexual health service rated it as 'poor'.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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29% of LBQ women who had accessed a sexual health service rated it as 'neutral'.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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35% of LBQ women who had accessed a sexual health service rated it as 'OK'

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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28% of LBQ women who had accessed a sexual health service rated it as 'excellent'.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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No LBQ woman surveyed who had accessed a service relating to their drug, alcohol or tobacco use reported any discrimination when doing so.

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Physical Health: Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Drugs, Drugs, Drugs, Drugs, Drugs

Year: 2016

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Less than one third of LBQ women surveyed felt that drug, alcohol and tobacco services that weren't tailored to the LGBT community would be able to address their specific needs.

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Physical Health: Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Alcohol, Drugs, Drugs, Drugs, Drugs, Drugs

Year: 2016

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65%(15) of respondents indicated that they had not been asked [whether they identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or transgender during monitoring by hospital staff], with only 35% (8) of respondents indicating that they had been asked.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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50%(7) of respondents indicated that members of staff who were aware that they had misgendered someone did not apologise and/or correct themselves. 29%(4) of respondents indicated that members of staff had apologised and/or corrected themselves. 14%(2) of respondents indicated that they were unsure whether the member of staff had apologised and/or corrected themselves.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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93% of respondents indicated that they felt misgendering was due to a lack of awareness and understanding. 3% of respondents indicated that they were unsure whether misgendering was due to a lack of awareness and understanding.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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