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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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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In the AUDIT-C assessment, a majority of LGBT respondents scored at or above the threshold for potentially hazardous drinking, (i.e., drinking above recommended limits).

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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38% of LGBT women and a similar proportion of male respondents had CAGE scores that signaled probable alcohol misuse.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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18% of LGBT respondents obtained a total AUDIT-C score of 8 or higher, the score that generally indicates harmful drinking behaviour or potential alcohol dependence.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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Almost two fifths of all LGBT respondents and 41% of current drinkers had CAGE scores of two or more, the ‘cut off point’ signaling problem drinking.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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1 in 10 LGBT respondents had at some time had a drink first thing in the morning (as an “eye-opener”) to steady their nerves or get rid of a hangover.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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