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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Two fifths of the female LGBT respondents had self-harmed compared to one fifth of the male LGBT respondents.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Over half of the LGBT respondents who identified as an 'other' gender had self-harmed.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Just under 1 in 10 of the LGBT respondents who identified as an 'other' gender had self-harmed in the last 6 months.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Of the LGBT respondents who know longer self-harmed, the average length of time they had self-harmed for was 4.5 years.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Around half of the LGBT respondents who had self-harmed reported six or more acts of this.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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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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