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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62% of LGB felt that all or most social services staff treated them with respect as an LGB person when accessing services. 29% of LGB people said that “some staff” treated them with respect, and 9% said that “no staff” treated them with respect as an LGB person.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Less than 1 in 10 LGBT people verbally abused in Waltham Forest reported the incident to the police

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Discrimination: Other
Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2010

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50% of LGBT people who reported an assault to the police in Waltham Forest were satisfied with how the police handled the case.

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Crime: Assault

Year: 2010

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Almost 4 in 10 LGBT residents in Waltham Forest believed that the area had got worse in recent years.

Year: 2010

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Only 33% of LGB people felt welcomed by the social services that they used, with the same number ‘neutral’ on this question

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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Over half of LGBT residents in Waltham Forest feel that homophobic and transphobic harassment is a problem in the area.

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Crime: Other
Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2010

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30% of LGBT people in Waltham Forest avoid certain areas due to fear of homophobic or transphobic attacks.

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Discrimination: Public Life
Crime: Assault

Year: 2010

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1 in 10 LGBT residents in Waltham Forest have been physically attacked for being LGBT.

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Crime: Assault

Year: 2010

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Only 44% of LGBT people who were physically assaulted in Waltham Forest reported the assault to the police.

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Crime: Other

Year: 2010

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A majority of LGBT people feel safe on the streets during the day in Waltham Forest, however a majority do not feel safe at night.

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Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2010

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2 in 3 LGBT residents in Waltham Forest were satisfied with their local area

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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46 agencies in England have services addressing the specific needs of LGBTQ young people. The annual funding reported for such services is less than £1 million.

Year: 2014

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One third of British adults can't correctly identify all possible routes of HIV transmission from a given list.

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Sexual Health: Drugs

Year: 2014

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85% of British adults support teaching about HIV in secondary school.

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Sexual Health: Education

Year: 2014

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Nearly one in five people are unaware that HIV is passed on through sex without a condom between two men.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare

Year: 2014

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7 % of British adults are unable to identify any correct routes of HIV transmission (sex without a condom or sharing needles or syringes) from a list.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Healthcare

Year: 2014

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Approximately 3 quarters of Argentinian respondents say that homosexuality should be accepted, as do clear majorities in Chile (68%), Mexico (61%), Brazil (60%), however only half of Venezuelans agree, 3 in 5 Salvadorans say homosexuality should be rejected as do half of Bolivians.

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Discrimination: Other

Year: 2013

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Gay people are almost six times more likely than straight people to have sex with someone they met online.

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Population Characteristics: Relationship Issues

Year: 2014

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Gay people are more than twice as likely as straight people to have sex with someone of a different colour.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2014

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Gay men are nearly 4 times as likely as straight men to contract an STI, but are no more likely to get an HIV test.

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Sexual Health: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2014

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