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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1 in 4 trans people live in private rented accommodation, which is double the figure for the UK general population. Private sector housing provision is often of poorer quality with less security of tenure

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2007

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47% of trans people do not use public, social or leisure facilities for fear of discriminatory treatment – by being refused access, or having their access limited in some way.

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Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2007

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73% of trans people have experienced harassment, with 10% being victims of threatening behaviour when out in public spaces.

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Crime: Hate Crime
Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2007

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18.5% of trans people who had interactions with the police felt they were not treated appropriately.

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Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2007

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17% of trans people had experience with a doctor or nurse who did not approve of gender reassignment, and hence refused services. 29% felt that being trans adversely affected the way they were treated by health care professionals.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2007

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21% of trans people who went to seek help from a GP to begin the process of obtaining gender reassignment surgery, did not get help and in 6% of cases the GP actually refused to help.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2007

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21% of trans people start the transition process by seeking help from a knowledgeable GP to begin the process of obtaining gender reassignment surgery, or other relevant services.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2007

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1 in 4 trans people are made to use an inappropriate toilet in the workplace, or none at all, in the early stages of transition.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2007

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At work over 10% of trans people experienced being verbally abused and 6% were physically assaulted. As a consequence of harassment and bullying 25% of trans people will feel obliged to change their jobs.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

Year: 2007

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42% of trans people not living permanently in their preferred gender role were prevented from doing so because they feared it might threaten their employment status.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2007

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