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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Nearly half of LGBT respondents disagreed/strongly disagreed that they felt/feel like a real part of their school.

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Discrimination: Education

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7 in 10 LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that it is/was hard for people like them to be accepted at my school.

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Discrimination: Education

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A quarter of LGBT respondents had been punched, kicked or beaten at some point in their lives.

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Discrimination: Bullying
Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

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Nearly 1 in 10 LGBT respondents had been attacked with an implement/ weapon at some point.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

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Nearly 1 in 10 LGBT respondents had been attacked sexually at some point.

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Crime: Sexual Assault

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Over a third of LGBT respondents had been experienced someone threatening to ‘out’ them at some point.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying
Mental Health: Coming Out

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Over two fifths of LGBT respondents had been threatened with physical violence at some point in their lives.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying
Crime: Hate Crime

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Nearly 1 in 10 LGBT respondents had been threatened with physical violence six or more times in their lives.

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Discrimination: Bullying
Crime: Hate Crime

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8 in 10 LGBT respondents had been verbally insulted at some time.

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Discrimination: Bullying

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37% of LGBT respondents had been verbally insulted six or more times in their lives.

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Discrimination: Bullying

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50% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to everyone at school/college compared to 20% who were out to none and 20% who were out to some.

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Mental Health: Coming Out
Discrimination: Education

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43% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to all their work colleagues compared to 20% who were out to none and 37% who were out to some.

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Discrimination: Employment
Mental Health: Coming Out

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48% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to everyone at their youth or other organisation/s compared to 25% who were out to none and 27% who were out to some.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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35% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to all their family (excluding parents) compared to 29% who were out to none and 36% who were out to some.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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67% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to both parents compared to 23% who were out to neither and 10% who were out to some.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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68% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to all their siblings compared to 18% who were out to none and 14% who were out to some.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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67% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to all their friends compared to only 4% who were out to none and 29% who were out to some.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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27% of the LGBT respondents had been educated to secondary level compared to less than 1% who had been educated to primary level or below.

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Discrimination: Education

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70% of the LGBT respondents had completed their education with a third level qualification, of which three quarters obtained at least a primary degree.

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Discrimination: Education

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61% of respondents identifying as Transgender reported feeling either ‘very comfortable’ or ‘comfortable’ with their transgender identity, whereas 17% reported feeling ‘uncomfortable’ or ‘very uncomfortable’ about their transgender identification

Topics:
Mental Health: Coming Out

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