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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4 in 5 LGB people said they knew that the Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of their sexual orientation.

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Legal rights: Other
Discrimination: Other

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85% of all respondents, irrespective of sexuality, agreed that they were confident with respect to exercising their ‘rights’ should they be discriminated against or harassed at work.

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Legal rights: Other
Discrimination: Other

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More than 1 in 10 LGB respondents reported that they had been subjected to discrimination within the last 12 months as opposed to 1 in 20 heterosexuals.

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Discrimination: Other, Employment

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A larger proportion of bisexual (13%) and lesbian (12%) respondents felt they had experienced discrimination compared to the other sexual orientation groups in the last 12 months.

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Discrimination: Other, Employment

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When asked about their knowledge of UK equality legislation and their rights under legislation, more than 4 in 5 respondents perceived themselves to be well informed.

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Discrimination: Other, Employment
Legal rights: Employment

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Of those respondents who experienced bullying at work, only 3% identified a subordinate as the culprit.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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Of those respondents who experienced bullying at work, only 4% identified the organisation rather than an individual as the culprit.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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Of those respondents who experienced bullying at work, 17% identified clients or customers as the culprit.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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Of those respondents who experienced bullying at work, 26% identified a colleague as the culprit.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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Of those respondents who experienced bullying at work, 44% identified their manager or supervisor as the culprit.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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12.6% of bisexuals had experienced occasional bullying at work in the last 6 months compared to 5% of heterosexuals.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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7% of bisexuals had experienced regular bullying at work in the last 6 months compared to 1% of heterosexuals.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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A fifth of bisexuals had experienced some form of bullying at work in the last 6 months.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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A fifth of bisexuals had experienced some form of bullying at work in the last 6 months compared to 14% of gay men, 17% of lesbian women and 6% of heterosexuals.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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14% of gay men had experienced some form of bullying at work in the last 6 months compared to 6% of heterosexuals.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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19% of bisexuals had experienced some form of bullying at work in the last 6 months compared to 6% of heterosexuals.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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5% of lesbian women had experienced regular bullying at work in the last 6 months compared to 1% of heterosexuals.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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17% of lesbian women had experienced some form of bullying at work in the last 6 months compared to 6% of heterosexuals.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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Over 1 in 10 lesbian women had experienced occasional bullying at work in the last 6 months compared to 5% of heterosexuals.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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National research with 379 older lesbians revealed that 8 in 10 agreed or strongly agreed with the statement 'My sexual orientation is nobody's business but my own'.
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