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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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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44% of trans people not living permanently in their preferred gender, intended to do so in the future.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2007

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Only 27% of LGB people aged over 50 say that they have experienced homophobic bullying compared with 65% of young LGB people at school in 2007.

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Discrimination: Bullying

Year: 2007

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LGBT people believe that they would face barriers from political parties should they run for parliament. Nearly 9 in 10 think they would face barriers from the Conservative Party, 6 in 10 believe they would face difficulties from the Labour party and nearly half believed they would face barriers from the Liberal Democrats.

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Discrimination: Public Life

Year: 2007

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Despite being ineligible to donate blood, 10.6% of men who reported sex with another man also reported blood donation, 2.5% reported blood donation in the last year.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2011

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82% of LGBT people felt they had taken risks when using alcohol or drugs.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol, Drugs

Year: 2009

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93% of LGBT people drink alcohol.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

Year: 2008

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