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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A negative impact upon physical and mental health was reported by 68% of previously homeless [LGBT young people surveyed] and 83% of currently homeless [LGBT young people surveyed], yet less than half had sought help.

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Physical Health: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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The majority [of the LGBT young people surveyed] believed identification as LGBT was a causal factor for homelessness.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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Almost a fifth of the young people surveyed disclosed that they were currently homeless or knew an LGBT young person who was currently homeless.

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Population Characteristics: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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All organisations [involved in the study] stated that homeless LGBT young people were likely to have different needs, related to their sexual/gender identity, than non-LGBT homeless young people

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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High levels of familial rejection, mental and sexual health issues, substance misuse, LGBT phobic victimisation, sexual exploitation and risky sexual behaviour, and domestic violence were presented by homeless LGBT young people accessing LGBT organisations.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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A belief by LGBT young people that their identification as LGBT was instrumental to these experiences (parental rejection, familial physical, sexual and emotional abuse, familial aggression and violence) was reported by almost all LGBT organisations.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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Of those LGBT organisations who reported contact with homeless LGBT young people, the three most common causes of homelessness were parental rejection, familial physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and familial aggression and violence.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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The majority of respondents identified sexual/gender identity as being instrumental to their exposure to these risks for homelessness (parental rejection, familial physical, sexual and emotional abuse and familial aggression and violence), with reports of higher rates of mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, and sexual exploitation/risky sexual behaviour.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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The most common causes for homelessness amongst LGBT young people reported by housing providers were parental rejection, familial physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and familial aggression and violence.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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77% of young people believed their sexual/gender identity was a causal factor in rejection from home.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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84% of LGBT organisations stated experience of service users disclosing homelessness, risk of homelessness, or living in a hostile environment.

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Population Characteristics: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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Homelessness can cost the state on average £24-30,000 a year, per person.

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Population Characteristics: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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LGBT homeless youth are highly likely (69%) to have experienced familial rejection, abuse and violence.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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LGBT young people are more likely to find themselves homeless than their non LGBT peers, comprising up to 24% of the youth homeless population.

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Population Characteristics: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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Over one third of people feel that their employer should inform them if one of their colleagues is HIV positive.

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Sexual Health: Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment

Year: 0

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85% of the public agree that all young people should be taught about HIV at secondary school to ensure they have a good understanding of the condition by the time they leave (unchanged since 2010).

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Sexual Health: Education, Education, Education, Education, Education

Year: 2014

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Well over two thirds of people agree that if a family member told them they were HIV positive it would not damage their relationship.

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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Over two thirds of the public agree they would be comfortable with a colleague living with HIV.

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Sexual Health: Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment

Year: 2014

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51% disagree with the statement ‘I don’t have much sympathy for people with HIV if they were infected through unprotected sex’ (compared with 44% in 2010).

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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Most people agree that if they found out their neighbour was HIV positive, it wouldn't affect their realtionship.

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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There is growing support for the idea that people with HIV deserve the same level of respect and support as people with cancer.

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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Over a third of people surveyed incorrectly think that there are no effective ways to prevent a pregnant woman from passing HIV to her baby during pregnancy and childbirth.

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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69% correctly think the statement ‘in the UK, if someone becomes infected with HIV they will probably die within three years’ is false.

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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Just a fifth of the public know the statement ‘the risk of someone who is taking effective HIV treatment passing on HIV through sex is extremely low’ to be true.

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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Rectal chlamydial infection is common amongst men who have sex with men (MSM), a study found that it was detected in 7.2% in MSM.

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Sexual Health: STIs

Year: 2004

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A survey conducted in Scotland of gay and bisexual men found;14.4% were always and 63.4% were sometimes drunk during unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) and 22.2% always/sometimes used stimulants or other recreational/illicit drugs. Men who reported always being drunk during UAI were more likely to report UAI with 2+ partners, casual partners, and partners of unknown/discordant HIV status, than men who were not.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs
Sexual Health: Condom Use

Year: 0

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Between January 1999 and December 2001 a high number of cases of early syphilis were identified in Manchester. Most (90%) occurred in men who have sex with men, 50% of whom were HIV-positive.

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Sexual Health: STIs

Year: 2004

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51.7% of men who have sex with men and diagnosed with HIV, had insertive unprotected anal sex, fewer (34.8%) had done so with men whose status they did not know and fewer again (14.0%) had done so with a partner they knew or thought to be HIV negative.

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Sexual Health: Condom Use

Year: 2009

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41.5% of men who have sex with men, and whose last test was HIV negative, had receptive unprotected anal sex in the last year, far fewer (16.0%) had done so with a partner of unknown status and only 2.0% had done so with a man they knew to have HIV.

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Sexual Health: Condom Use

Year: 2009

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A report from 2009 found that less than 50% of of men who have sex with men had been tested for HIV in the previous year.

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Sexual Health: HIV Testing

Year: 2009

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