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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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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Nearly half of all the older LGBT respondents already knew about LGB&T services in Suffolk, 2 did not want to know and the remainder were given information about the Suffolk LGB&T Network.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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National research with 379 older lesbians revealed that almost half of participants who had had contact with social services, including all of those over 80, we 'out to none' of the professionals they came into contact with.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 4 older LGBT respondents expressed no concern at all about coming out to service providers, either because they were optimistic in their expectations of services and believed that the care staff would be well trained in issues around equality and diversity or because they were confident about speaking up for them selves

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Of the older LGBT respondents who used their local services, 1 had experienced being both a volunteer befriender and a service user of a befriending service, 2 had volunteered as befrienders, 2 lived in sheltered housing, 2 had used a home-help service and 1 had experience of personal care in the home.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Almost half of the LGBT respondents had had contact with services which support older people although not necessarily exclusively older people's services.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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44% of LGBTQ respondents report having ever thought about suicide compared to 26% of heterosexual non-trans young people in this sample and 21% for this age-group as self-reported in a household survey by the NHS in 2007.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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42% of LGBTQ respondents report going for medical help for depression or anxiety, compared to 29% of heterosexual non-trans respondents.

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Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety

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52% of LGBTQ respondents report self- harming, either now or in the past compared to 35% of heterosexual non-trans young people in this sample and 12% for this age-group as self-reported in a household survey by the NHS in 2007.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Several measures in this survey indicate that mental health problems are significantly worse amongst LGBTQ young people including acute problems such as self-harming and suicidal ideation.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Gay men made up 30% of this sample and accounted for over half of respondents who had ever had an STI and 67% of those who reported repeat STIs.

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Sexual Health: STIs

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59% female LGBTQ respondents reported thinking that they are overweight, compared to 44% of male respondents

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Mental Health: Eating Disorders
Physical Health: Other, Obesity

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