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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51% of trans students consider dropping out of further and higher education, the two main reasons cited for this are discrimination on campus, and health problems.

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Discrimination: Education, Education, Education, Education, Education

Year: 2016

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26% of trans people are unemployed and a further 60% earn less than £10,000 a year.

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Population Characteristics: Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment

Year: 2016

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35% of trans people attempt suicide at least once, with 25% of trans people attempting again. We know that suicide attempts are more likely before transition (63%), and during transition (7%), than after transition (3%). To compare, various self-report studies place the proportion of the general population who have made a suicide attempt between 1- 4%.

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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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84% of participants said homophobic jokes and humour occur ‘all the time,’ ‘often’ or ‘sometimes’

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Discrimination: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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21% of participants believed the most likely sporting environment for homophobia to occur is school PE classes.

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Discrimination: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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41% of participants believed the most likely sporting environment for homophobia to occur is spectator stands

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Discrimination: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2016

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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.

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

Year: 2016

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