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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Overall satisfaction with GP services was relatively high with more than three quarters of all gay and bisexual men agreeing with three statements about service acceptability (and less than 10% disagreeing with any).

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2004

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Overall, 7.1% of gay and bisexual men last went to their GP for either a sexual health check-up or an HIV test or both. Using your GP for sexual health check-ups or HIV testing was most common among men who were younger (under 30), lived in London or were an immigrant to the UK. It was not associated with being a member of a Black or minority ethnic group.

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Sexual Health: HIV Testing

Year: 2004

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6 in 10 lesbian and gay people believe they would face discrimination from the Labour party due to their sexual orientation if they wanted to run for parliament.

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Discrimination: Other

Year: 2008

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Almost half of lesbian and gay people believe they would face discrimination from the Liberal Democrats due to their sexual orientation if they wanted to run for parliament.

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Discrimination: Other

Year: 2008

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28% of gay and bisexual men registered with a GP stated that the staff at that surgery knew they had sex with men. Over half (55%) stated that the staff at their surgery did not know they had sex with men.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2004

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A third of all gay and bisexual men who were registered with a GP said the staff at that GP surgery did not know they had sex with men AND they would be unhappy if they did know.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2004

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Between 41% and 44% of gay men have not disclosed their sexuality to their GP.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2004

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Gay and bisexual men appear to be relatively common users of GP services. Overall, more than three quarters (78.8%) of gay men had attended a GP surgery in the last year.

Year: 2004

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Compared to all adult males, in the last year gay and bisexual men were more likely to have visited Accident & Emergency (18.7% compared to 12%); used NHS Direct (20.0% compared to 6%); used an NHS walk-in centre (11.6%compared to 2%); and to have used a private doctor (6.9% compared to 4%).

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2004

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92% of gay and bisexual men are registered with a GP practice, whereas a national survey of NHS patients suggests that 99% of all adult males are registered with a GP practice.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2004

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A survey found that 15% of trans people indicated that their employer failed to protect their privacy relating to their transgender background or identity and as a result was responsible for causing them to suffer transphobic workplace discrimination and harassment.

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Discrimination: Employment
Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2008

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A survey found that 8% of trans people stated that they had been sacked at least once due to their transgender background or identity. In addition, 13% stated that they had quit their job at least once due to fear of possible future discrimination or harassment.

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Discrimination: Employment

Year: 2008

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A survey found that 46% of trans people who have used an NHS General Practice as transgender patients rated the quality of the service they received as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Extremely Good’ while 14% rated the service quality as ‘Very Poor’ or ‘Extremely Poor’.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

Year: 2008

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A survey found that 46% of trans people stated that they have never used any sport and leisure services in Scotland.

Year: 2008

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A Scottish survey found that only 15% of trans people had ever reported any transphobic harassment to the police service. Of those less than half stated they were satisfied with the response they received from the police.

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Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2008

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A survey found that 17% of trans people stated they have never let their work colleagues know about their transgender identity or background.

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Discrimination: Employment

Year: 2008

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A survey found that 53% of trans people who have been known to be transgender by some of their work colleagues stated that they have experienced transphobic discrimination or harassment at work.

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Discrimination: Employment
Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2008

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Just over 7 out of 10 LGBT people in Waltham Forest did not experience any discrimination because of their gender or sexual identities in services run by the Council and its partners from 2005 to 2010.

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Discrimination: Healthcare, Other, Employment, Public Life

Year: 2010

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1 in 10 LGBT people in Waltham Forest experienced discrimination in bars and restaurants, while shopping, using public transport and from healthcare professionals from 2005 to 2010.

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Discrimination: Healthcare, Other, Public Life

Year: 2010

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1 in 20 LGBT users of NHS facilities in Waltham Forest experienced homophobic or transphobic abuse from staff. Just under 1 in 10 experienced homophobic or transphobic abuse from users and just under 1 in 10 experienced looks, stares or gestures motivated by homophobia or transphobia.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2010

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1 in 4 LGBT users of sports or recreational facilities in Waltham Forest experienced looks, stares or gestures motivated by homophobia or transphobia

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Crime: Hate Crime
Discrimination: Sport

Year: 2010

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1 in 3 LGBT people in Waltham Forest felt they had a say in decisions made affecting the area.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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Half of LGBT people living in Waltham Forest feel they know about the work of Waltham Forest Council.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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Almost 30% of LGBT residents in Waltham Forest believe the Council is making the area a better place to live, just over 35% believe the Council is making it a better place for LGBT people to live.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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Just over 1 in 20 LGBT users of sports or recreational facilities in Waltham forest experienced homophobic or transphobic abuse from other users and just under 1 in 20 experienced homophobic abuse from staff.

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Crime: Hate Crime
Discrimination: Sport

Year: 2010

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Just over half of LGBT residents in Waltham Forest socialise with other LGBT people in Waltham Forest.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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50% of LGBT people in Waltham Forest feel that it's an area where social differences such as age, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation were respected.

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Discrimination: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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Roughly 2 in 3 LGBT people in Waltham Forest had recently engaged with politics, sports or social groups in the area.

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Population Characteristics: Other

Year: 2010

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A Scottish survey found that 25% of trans people stated that they have previously had to move out of their home (often ending up homeless) due to the transphobic reactions of their families, flat-mates or neighbours. 4% of the respondents were currently homeless.

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Crime: Hate Crime

Year: 2008

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A Scottish survey found that 46% of trans people stated they had previously experienced transphobic abuse in domestic relationships: mostly this took the form of verbal abuse but 17% experienced transphobic threatening behaviour; 11% experienced transphobic physical abuse and 6% experienced transphobic sexual abuse.

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Crime: Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault, Assault

Year: 2008

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