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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6 out of 8 black and minority ethnic LGB people said they had faced prejudice when using social services because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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A survey of doctors and dentists found that only 1% were ‘out’ to their superiors.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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A survey of doctors and dentists found that only 39% were ‘out’ to close work colleagues.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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A survey of doctors and dentists found that 76% though it was important to be 'out' at work.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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The results of an interview study of GPs found that non-heterosexual orientation of patients could form a barrier to talking about sexual health matters for almost 50% of GP's.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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17% of the public are unaware that HIV is passed on through sex without a condom between a man and a woman.
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Nearly one in five people are unaware that that HIV is passed on through sex without a condom between two men.
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A quarter of the public are unaware that HIV is passed on through sharing needles or syringes.

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Sexual Health: Drugs

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A growing number of people incorrectly think that kissing can transmit HIV.
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90% of LGBT people in Waltham Forest believe there is a litter problem in the area.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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13% of LGBT men and 3% of LGBT women in Waltham Forest feared using public transport.

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Discrimination: Public Life

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Over half of the homophobic and transphobic assaults and almost 2 thirds of homophobic and transphobic verbal abuse in Waltham Forest took place on the street.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

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78% of LGBT victims of physical assault in Waltham Forest did not report it to the police as a homophobic or transphobic assault. 38% felt there was nothing the police could do and 33% thought they would not be taken seriously.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

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Approximately 55% of LGBT people use cannabis in their lifetimes.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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3.9% of women living in London aged 16-44 have had a same sex sexual partner.

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Population Characteristics: Women

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8.6% of men in inner London have had a male sexual partner in the last 5 years.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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25% of women living in Waltham Forest had ever experienced domestic abuse, including 20% who had experienced it in a relationship with a woman.

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Crime: Domestic Abuse

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1 in 6 local LGBT people do not feel safe using public transport in Waltham Forest

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Discrimination: Public Life

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Just over half of LGBT victims of verbal abuse in Waltham Forest who did not report the abuse to the police did not because they believed there was nothing the police could do.

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Crime: Hate Crime

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Under 1 in 10 LGBT people in Waltham Forest were aware they could report hate crimes on the local council website. Under 1 in 5 knew there were community hate reporting sites and 1 in 20 had heard of Report It.

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Crime: Hate Crime

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It is estimated that about 75% of LGB individuals have taken recreational drugs during their lifetime, while between 30% and 50% have used drugs in the last year.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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10% of LGB people believed they had received inappropriate advice on methods of contraception, cervical smears and HIV/AIDS testing in relation to their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Sexual Health: Other, HIV Information

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1 in 10 LGBT people living in Waltham Forest have been physically assaulted and almost 4 in 10 have been verbally abused.

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Crime: Hate Crime
Discrimination: Assault

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Just under half of LGBT people in Waltham Forest who had been physically assaulted because of their sexual or gender identity had been assaulted in the last year. just over 4 out of 5 had been assaulted in the past 3 years and 19 out of 20 in the last 5 years.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

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Just over 1 in 5 LGBT people in Waltham Forest have experienced domestic violence.

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Crime: Domestic Abuse

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Just over half of LGBT residents in Waltham Forest did not believe that the police would take reports of verbal abuse seriously. Whereas just under 3 in 10 did not think they would take reports of physical assault seriously.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

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50% of LGBT victims of domestic abuse in Waltham Forest who reported it to the police believed they had responded well to their report. 60% of those reporting verbal abuse felt that the police responded poorly to the report.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

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Just under 1 in 10 LGBT people in Waltham Forest believed the authorities were effective at reducing anti-social behaviour.

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Crime: Other

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82% of LGBT people avoid same-sex affection whilst in public in Waltham Forest.

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Discrimination: Public Life

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Of all LGBT people who had been physically attacked in Waltham Forest because of their sexual or gender identity, 30% of the assaults were in the last year, 63% the last 3 years and 85% the last 5 years.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

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