Evidence Exchange of LGB&T Statistics

Welcome to the LGF’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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3 in 5 US respondents believe that homosexuality should be accepted, however this figure shows a much more tolerant view today as opposed to 2007 where only 1 in 2 said it should be accepted and 2 in 5 said homosexuality should be rejected.

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Discrimination: Other

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Opinions about homosexuality are positive in Latin America as Argentina were the first country to legalise gay marriage in 2010. Approximately 3 quarters say that homosexuality should be accepted here, as do clear majorities in Chile (68%), Mexico (61%), Brazil (60%), however only half of Venezuelans agree, 3 in 5 Salvadorans say homosexuality should be rejected as do half of Bolivia.

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Discrimination: Other

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The view that homosexuality should be accepted by society is prevalent in most of the EU countries as 88% of those in Spain share this view, along with 87% in Germany, 80% Czech Republic, 77% France, 76% Britain, 74% Italy, 53% Greece and 42% in Poland.

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Discrimination: Other

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4 out of 5 Canadians said that homosexuality should be accepted by society compared with 7 out of 10 who said the same in 2007.

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Discrimination: Other

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More than one in five gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had experienced problems with their weight or eating.

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Mental Health: Eating Disorders, Other

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Three quarters of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had not experienced problems with their weight or eating.

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Mental Health: Eating Disorders, Other

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90% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had not deliberately harmed themselves in the last year.

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Mental Health: Other, Self Harm

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Less than one in ten gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had deliberately harmed themselves in the last year.

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Mental Health: Other, Self Harm

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Three quarters of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West did not meet the recommendations for 30 minutes or more of exercise on 5 days or more per week.

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Physical Health: Other

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One in four gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West met the recommendations for 30 minutes or more of exercise on 5 days or more per week.

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Physical Health: Other

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One in three gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West checked their testicles for lumps or changes every few months.

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Physical Health: Other

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More than one in ten gay and bisexual male respondents checked their testicles for lumps or changes once a year or less often.

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Physical Health: Other

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More than one in ten gay and bisexual male respondents did not currently check their testicles for lumps or changes.

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Physical Health: Other

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More than 90% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had never been diagnosed or been told that they had or have type two diabetes.

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Physical Health: Other

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Less than one in ten gay and bisexual male respondents had been diagnosed or been told that they had or have type two diabetes.

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Physical Health: Other

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A third of gay and bisexual male respondents checked their testicles for lumps or changes every month.

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Physical Health: Other

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One in five gay and bisexual male respondents felt that they were sometimes treated with respect and dignity while they were in the Emergency Department.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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Half of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had not used marijuana, ecstasy, LSD, crystal meth, cocaine, crack cocaine, ketamine, GHB, heroin, Viagra, anabolic steroids, tranquilizers or mephedrone in the past year.

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Substance Misuse: Other, Drugs

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More than half of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had used marijuana, ecstasy, LSD, crystal meth, cocaine, crack cocaine, ketamine, GHB, heroin, Viagra, anabolic steroids, tranquilizers or mephedrone in the past year.

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Substance Misuse: Other, Drugs

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90% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West were not currently experiencing moderate to severe anxiety and depression.

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Mental Health: Other, Depression

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Less than one in ten gay and bisexual male respondents felt that they were not treated with respect and dignity while they were in the hospital.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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One in three gay and bisexual male respondents had never been tested for HIV because they had never been offered a test.

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Sexual Health: Other, HIV Testing

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Seven in ten gay and bisexual male respondents had never been tested for HIV for reasons other than they had never been offered a test.

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Sexual Health: HIV, Other, HIV Testing

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Less than one in ten gay and bisexual male respondents did not feel that they were treated with respect and dignity while they were in the outpatients department.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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Seven in ten gay and bisexual male respondents had never been tested for HIV because they didn’t think they had put themselves at risk.

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Sexual Health: Other, HIV Testing

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A third of gay and bisexual male respondents had never been tested for HIV for reasons other than they didn’t think they had put themselves at risk.

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Sexual Health: Other, HIV Testing

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A third of gay and bisexual male respondents had never been tested for HIV because they had never had any symptoms of the HIV infection.

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Sexual Health: Other, HIV Testing

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Two thirds of gay and bisexual male respondents had never been tested for HIV for reasons other than they had never had any symptoms of the HIV infection.

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Sexual Health: Other, HIV Testing

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One in four gay and bisexual male respondents had never been tested for sexually transmitted infections.

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Sexual Health: Other, STIs

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Three quarters of gay and bisexual male respondents had been tested for sexually transmitted infections.

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Sexual Health: Other, STIs

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