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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Half of transgendered people showed one or more indicators of drug abuse.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2012

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LGBT people are 3 times as likely to have taken an illicit drug in their lifetime (62%) than heterosexual people (22%).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2012

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Lesbian or gay people are more likely to take Viagra (37.5%) compared with bisexual people (25%) and heterosexual people (13.5).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2006

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84.7% of gay and bisexual men reported using alcohol in the last year, of these, 13.1% reported being concerned about their alcohol use.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Alcohol

Year: 2009

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19% of gay and bisexual men who use alcohol and 15% who use poppers reported that they were less likely to practice safe sex.

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs
Sexual Health: Condom Use

Year: 2005

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32% of gay and bisexual men described their tobacco use as 'problematic/harmful'.

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Substance Misuse: Smoking

Year: 2005

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The most regularly used drugs by gay and bisexual men are alcohol (87%), tobacco (53%), poppers (43%), cannabis (31%) and cocaine (16%).

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking

Year: 2005

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Lesbian and bisexual women are four times more likely (26.9%) to have taken a drug in the last year than heterosexual women (6.8%).

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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Gay and Bisexual men are three times more likely (38.2%) to have taken a drug in the last year than heterosexual men (13.3%).

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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LGB people are more likely to have taken a drug in the last year (32.8%) than heterosexual people (10%). They are also more likely to have taken a class A drug (11.1%) than heterosexual people (3.6%) in the last year.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

Year: 2010

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