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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53.7% of non-binary respondents have tried to access or are currently trying to access transition related healthcare from a healthcare provider, with 46.7% having never tried to access transition related healthcare yet.

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Physical Health: Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare, Healthcare

Year: 2016

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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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