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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42% of sexual orientation hate crimes recorded by the police in 2012/13 were for violence against the person offences which was higher than for race (27%) and religious (24%) hate crimes.

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Crime: Hate Crime

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More than 1 in 2 gay and bisexual male respondents had ever used poppers, 1 in 3 had used within the last year and 1 in 5 had used within the last month.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Almost 1 in 3 LGBT female respondents had ever used poppers with only 1 in 10 having used them in the last year or within the last month.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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1 in 10 LGBT respondents had ever used heroin.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Of the LGBT respondents who had ever used heroin all were aged 22 or over.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Lifetime use of crystal meth use was reported by 7% of the LGBT respondents.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Current use of poppers was most likely among LGBT people in the 18-21 and 22-30 age brackets and least likely among 16-17 year olds.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Lifetime use of poppers was most commonly reported by LGBT respondents aged 31-40 while lifetime use was fairly common across all ages.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Almost 1 in 2 LGBT respondents had ever used poppers although on-line respondents were more likely to have used them than those who completed a physical questionnaire. Both groups of respondents were equally likely to be current users.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Lifetime crack cocaine users were most likely to be aged 31-40, but those aged 22-30 were most likely to be current users. None of those aged 21 or under or aged 41 or over had ever used it.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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11% of LGBT respondents had used crack cocaine during their lifetime, whereas only 2% had in the last year and 1% in the last month.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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LGBT respondents aged 31-40 were most likely to use cocaine powder while younger respondents, especially those aged 16-17, were the least likely.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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No LGBT respondents aged 16-17 years old reported ever using amphetamine. Lifetime users were most likely to be aged between 31-40 with current (last month) users most likely to be aged between 22-30.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Over three quarters of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West felt that they were treated with respect and dignity at all times while they were in the hospital.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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More than 80% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West felt that they were treated with respect and dignity at all times while they were in the outpatients department.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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75% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West felt that they were treated with respect and dignity at all times while they were in the Emergency Department.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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80% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West were sure of what the policy of their GP surgery is on confidentiality.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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80% of gay and bisexual respondents from the North West felt that they were treated with respect and dignity at all times while they were in the hospital.

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Discrimination: Healthcare, Other
Mental Health: Other
Sexual Health: Other

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40% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West reported that their GP surgery has a clear confidentiality policy in relation to their sexuality.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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More than 60% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had not had a negative experience relating to their sexual orientation when accessing healthcare in the last year.

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Discrimination: Healthcare, Other

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Half of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West reported that their GP surgery does not have a clear confidentiality policy in relation to their sexuality.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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More than 1 in 10 gay and bisexual respondents from the North West had not experienced an opportunity to discuss their sexual orientation when accessing health care in the last year.

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Discrimination: Healthcare, Other

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80% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had experienced an opportunity to discuss their sexual orientation when accessing health care in the last year.

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Discrimination: Healthcare, Other

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More than 1 in 3 gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had one or more negative experiences relating to their sexual orientation when accessing healthcare in the last year.

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Discrimination: Healthcare, Other

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More than 1 in 10 gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West reported that their GP or other health care professional provided a positive experience for them and their partner at an appointment or consultation in the last year.

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Discrimination: Healthcare, Other

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More than 80% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West said that their GP or other healthcare professional provided a negative experience for them and their partner at an appointment or consultation in the last year.

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Discrimination: Healthcare, Other

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More than 1 in 10 gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West were currently experiencing moderate to severe anxiety and depression.

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Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety

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90% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West were not currently experiencing moderate to severe depression with mild or no anxiety.

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Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety

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1 in 10 gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West were currently experiencing moderate to severe depression with mild or no anxiety.

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Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety

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97% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had not made an attempt on their life in the last year.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm, Suicidal Thoughts

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