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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Half of the LGBT respondents who had self-harmed previously, also reported either 'often' or 'sometimes' giving serious consideration to ending their own lives.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Just under half of the LGBT respondents who had self-harmed had attempted suicide on at least one occasion.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Over 8 in 10 LGBT respondents perceived that there was insufficient information available to local LGBT people in Brighton and Hove about the issue of suicidal distress.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Over two fifths of the LGBT respondents said they wouldn't recommend or that they didn't know an organisation in Brighton and Hove to direct a person experiencing suicidal distress too; 3 in 5 said that they would be able to do so.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Half of the LGBT respondents said they knew 1-3 people who have expressed suicidal feelings compared to only a quarter who knew no one who'd expressed these feelings.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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6 in 10 LGBT respondents said it was important that organisations providing support to LGBT people in suicidal distress are LGBT, compared to 3 in 10 who didn't think this was important.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Three quarters of the LGBT respondents had at some time experienced suicidal distress.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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8 in 10 LGBT respondents strongly agreed/agreed that the issue of suicidal distress was a significant problem for LGBT people in Brighton and Hove.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Of the LGBT respondents who had ever thought about suicide, half had made 1 attempt and 1 in 10 had attempted suicide in the last year.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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In comparison with their heterosexual counterparts, gay and bisexual men were 5 and a half times more likely to have self-harmed, and lesbian and bisexual women were twice as likely to have self-harmed.

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Mental Health: Self Harm

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