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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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.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Sexual Health: HIV Testing

Year: 2007

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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.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2007

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

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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4% of therapists reported that they would attempt to change a client's sexual orientation, if the client asked for such therapy.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

Year: 2009

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17% of therapists reported having assisted at least one client/patient to reduce or change his or her homosexual or lesbian feelings

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

Year: 2009

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62% of LGB people had either come ‘out’ or been ‘outed’ whilst accessing a health service. Of these 26% felt that this changed the response or attitude of the health care provider.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2007

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Only 2% of social care service providers said that they had carried out any specific work to promote equality for transgender people.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Only 9% of social care service providers said that they had carried out any specific work to promote equality for LGB people.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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When surveyed only 9% of social service providers could give examples of the equality work they have carried out around sexual orientation.This compares to 37% who gave an example relating to race equality and 33% who gave an example relating to disability equality

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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When surveyed only 9% of social service providers could give examples of the equality work they have carried out around sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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94% of social service providers reported that they were carrying out some general work around equality and diversity.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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There are around 10,000 transgender people in the UK who have registered their gender dysphoria with medical services.

Year: 2009

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39% of LGB people from white UK backgrounds said they had faced prejudice when using social services because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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14% of care homes gave sexual orientation in a list of factors that they would take into account during assessment or care planning. However less than 1% of providers said that they had actually done any specific work around sexual orientation and assessment or care planning.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Only 24% of people felt that their needs as an LGB person were adequately considered at their last social care assessment.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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When having a social care assessment or review only 40% of LGB people came out as lesbian, gay or bisexual.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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12% of voluntary sector providers said that they had carried out some specific work around equality for LGB people, compared to 9% of council providers and 7% of private sector providers.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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44% of LGB people felt that their right to privacy was respected by social services.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Only 31% of LGB people felt confident that the social services that they used would deal well with a complaint of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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When using social services 25% of LGB people said they had faced prejudice from other service users.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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