LGBT Foundation regularly carries out dedicated pieces of research to better understand the needs of community members.
LGBT Foundation regularly carries out dedicated pieces of research to better understand the needs of community members. With a growing focus on health and wellbeing, we are proud to coproduce our work directly with LGBTQ+ communities. This page collects our reports and showcases the experiences of various parts of LGBTQ+ communities.
All our main research publications, including projects that are regularly updated and projects which are conducted in partnership with other external organisations, can be found in our Knowledge Base here.
ITEMS research project
The ITEMS research project was commissioned by the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Health and Wellbeing Alliance (VCSE HWA) and delivered by LGBT Foundation in partnership with a steering group. It ran between September 2020 and April 2021, aiming to gain insight into trans and non-binary experiences of perinatal services and put forward recommendations for improvement.
Pride in Practice LGBT Patient Experience Survey 2022
The LGBTQ+ Patient Experience Survey 2022 spotlights experiences at GP practices. The resource aims to raise up LGBTQ+ voices, and support primary care stakeholders and services in developing inclusive practice.
Pride in Practice LGBT Patient Experience Survey 2021
This survey, undertaken in 2021, reflects the wider challenges reported by many when accessing primary care services during the pandemic and, as healthcare professionals, we should be especially concerned when access and experience worsens for populations that already face significant barriers to healthcare. Similar to what we see in other surveys, experience is significantly worse for trans and non-binary people, with fewer respondents from these groups stating that their GP meets their needs. The picture is also worse for LGBT people of colour and disabled LGBT people with both groups reporting higher rates of discrimination and unfair treatment.
Pride in Pharmacy
Developing LGBT Inclusion within Community Pharmacies! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning + (LGBTQ+) communities experience healthcare inequalities in the UK at an unacceptable rate. These inequalities include barriers to accessing healthcare, experiences of prejudice and discrimination, and poorer health outcomes.
Housing Ageing and Care
What Manchester’s LGBT communities want from the UK’s first purpose-built LGBT extra care scheme
It’s A Question of Sex
The community report based on the Sexual Wellbeing Survey which LGBT Foundation’s Women’s Programme ran in 2018.
You Build Your Own Family
A ground-breaking project looking at the impact of severe and multiple disadvantage on LGBT people.
A Typology of Trans Health Initiatives
An academic document designed to outline methods of integrated care from trans-related healthcare policies.
Review of the integration of trans health
The full review of trans-related healthcare policies and the integration of care in the UK.
Trans Sexual Health Survey
An academic summary of findings from the Trans Sexual Health Survey 2017.
Pride in Practice Impact Report 2019
The impact of Pride in Practice looking through up to 2019.
Pride in Practice Impact Report 2018
The impact of Pride in Practice looking through its history up to 2018.
Good Practice Guide to Monitoring Sexual Orientation
Our guide to monitoring sexual Orientation.
Greater Manchester LGBT Action Plan
Overarching priorities for improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Greater Manchester over the next 5 years.
Primary Care Survey 2017
The Primary Care Survey 2017 measures the impact of Pride in Practice from 2016 to 2017.
A literature review with community consultation and asset mapping offering key insights into trans community strengths and assets.
Researching Manchester’s Trans Population
A study into the trans population of Manchester, outlining achievements and needs across key areas.
The State of the City for older LGB people
Research on issues faced by older LGB people in Greater Manchester discussing evidence on inequalities related to health and social isolation.
The State of the City for BME LGB people
Exploring issues faced by BME LGB people in Greater Manchester.
Community Safety explores a range of issues faced by LGB people in Greater Manchester.
Beyond Babies and Breast Cancer
A collection of 70 research projects from the UK and globally looking at the health needs of LGB women.
Part of the picture
A 5 year research partnership which sought to establish a useful, England-wide database on the drug and alcohol use of LGB people.
Are you ready for a screen test?
An executive summary and academic report from our campaign on cervical screening among LGB women.
Our report on the mental health and wellbeing of LGB people in the UK from 2011.
LGBT Foundation has a long history of conducting research, including areas of work that are no longer relevant to community needs. We have an archive of historic reports that may no longer be up-to-date (e.g., the statistics may no longer apply; terminology may have evolved). However, it is still a useful record to show the trajectory of LGBTQ+ community-based research.
For access to reports or other information, please contact email@example.com.
We conduct research as part of the National LGBT Partnership, whose resources can be found at: https://www.consortium.lgbt/nationallgbtpartnership/publications/.