Evidence Exchange of LGBT 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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1 in 3 transgender people were not offered counselling when they sought help to transition.

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Mental Health: Other

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1 in 5 transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment were offered counselling when they sought help to transition.

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Mental Health: Other

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15% of referrals to a GIC were self referrals.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 5 referrals to a GIC clinic were from a GP.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 7 lesbian and gay people in Wales expect to be treated worse than heterosexuals if they were admitted to hospital for an emergency and the staff thought they were gay.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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It is estimated that the population ratio of trans women:trans men is 4:1.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 4 trans patients were referred to GIC by a psychiatrist.

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Mental Health: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

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Less than 1 in 5 Lesbian and gay people think The Press Complaints Commission, BBC, Channel 4 and Ofcom will take a complaint of homophobia less seriously than other complaints.

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Discrimination: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

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Half of lesbian and gay people have been bullied at work by someone in their team.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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3 in 10 lesbian and gay people have been bullied at work by someone senior and junior to them.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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1 in 4 lesbian and gay people have been bullied by their manager at work.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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1 in 5 lesbian and gay people think the portrayal of gay people on Channel 4 is unrealistic, 1 in 4 think the portrayal on BBC2 is unrealistic and 1 in 3 think the portrayal on BBC1 is unrealistic.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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3 out of 10 lesbian and gay people think the portrayal of gay people on ITV and Channel 5 is realistic.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Half of lesbian and gay people think the portrayal of gay people on ITV is unrealistic and 4 in 10 think the portrayal on Channel 5 is unrealistic.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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3 in 10 Lesbian and gay people think ITV and Channel 5 will take a complaint of homophobia less seriously than other complaints.

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Discrimination: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 50 lesbian and gay people in the South West expect to be treated worse than heterosexuals if they were admitted to hospital for an emergency and the staff thought they were gay.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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2 out of 3 lesbian and gay people think the portrayal of gay people on Channel 4 is realistic.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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4 in 10 lesbian and gay people think the portrayal of gay people on BBC1 is realistic and Half think the portrayal on BBC2 is realistic.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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3 in 10 lesbian and gay people in the North West believe they would be treated worse than a heterosexual by the police if they were suspected of committing a crime.

Topics:
Legal rights: Other
Discrimination: Other
Crime: Other

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1 in 5 lesbian and gay people in the North West expect to be treated worse than a heterosexual person when applying for social housing.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other
Legal rights: Housing

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