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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87% of participants from queer sporting clubs reported that their clubs had policies that promote the safety and inclusion of LGBT people compared to only 12% of participants mainstream clubs.

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Discrimination: Sport

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14% of the LGBT female participants would like to do dancing but don't because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Sport

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14% of the LGBT female participants would like to do synchronised swimming but don't because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Sport

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When asked, half of all the lesbian or gay respondents had at least one experience of risky single occasion drinking between the ages of 18-19; 1 in 3 bisexual and 1 in 4 heterosexual respondents reported the same.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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When asked, 2 in 5 lesbian or gay respondents drank more than 2 days a week between the ages of 18-19; 1 in 4 bisexual and 1 in 5 heterosexual respondents reported the same.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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When asked, 2 in 5 lesbian, gay or bisexual respondents had a history of smoking cigarettes between the ages of 15-16, whereas only 1 in 5 heterosexual respondents had done the same.

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Substance Misuse: Smoking

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43% of the LGBT female participants would like to play Australian football but don't because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Sport

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5% of LGBT male participants wanted to play netball but didn't because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Sport

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10% of LGBT male participants wanted to play soccer but didn't because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Sport

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5% of LGBT male participants wanted to do lawn bowls but didn't because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Sport, Sport

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Nearly half of LGBT male participants wanted to play Australian football but didn't because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Sport

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18% of LGBT male participants wanted to play rugby but didn't because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Sport

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26% of LGBT male participants and 10% of female participants reported there were sports they would like to play but did not because of their sexuality.

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Discrimination: Sport

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58% of the transgender participants reported that there are sports they would like to play but don’t, and this was due to gender identity rather than sexual identity.

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Discrimination: Sport

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A quarter of LGBT participants identified social interaction/friendship as the main reason for participation in sport and physical activity.

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Mental Health: Building Social Networks
Discrimination: Sport

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35% of LGBT participants identified health and fitness as the main reason for participation in sport and physical activity

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Physical Health: Other

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14% of LGBT participants identified enjoyment as the main reason for participation in sport and physical activity.

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Discrimination: Sport

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43% of LGBT participants experienced sexism but only 17% reported this.

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Discrimination: Other

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3% of LGBT participants reported an experience of physical homophobic assault at some time during their involvement in sport.

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Discrimination: Sport

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16% of LGBT participants who experienced abuse wile undertaking sport and confronted it, felt offended and angry, but importantly, focussed the feelings on the abuser.

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Discrimination: Sport

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