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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Four in ten LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors said that their organisation either did not have an equal opportunities policy, had one but that it didn’t mention same sex attracted people, or they were unsure if there was one

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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More than one in five LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors indicated that they would not feel comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were victims of homophobic bullying

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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One in four LGB respondents from the community, voluntary or nongovernmental sectors reported that negative comments made by other people about other lesbian, gay or bisexual employees did not make them feel uncomfortable

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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One in three LGB respondents in the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sector either think their sexual orientation will have a negative impact on their chances of progressing professionally or do not know

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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One in four LGB respondents from the community, voluntary or nongovernmental sectors said that comments have been made about their sexual orientation in a ‘light-hearted’ manner in the workplace that made them feel uncomfortable

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Other

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One in five LGB respondents from the community, voluntary or nongovernmental sectors said that negative comments have been made about their sexual orientation that made them feel uncomfortable

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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More than half of LGB respondents in the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sector believed that their sexual orientation would have no impact on their chance of progressing professionally at work

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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More than one in four LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors said that they would not feel comfortable approaching their employer for time off or support - or they did not know if they would - if they were considering starting a family through adoption or surrogacy

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment, Having Children

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14% of LGB respondents working in the community, voluntary and non-governmental sectors indicated that they would feel comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were a victim of homophobic bullying but were not sure that they would receive support.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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One in three LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors would be comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were the victim of same sex domestic violence, and were confident that they would receive support

Topics:
Crime: Domestic Abuse, Other
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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Four in ten LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors said that their organisation either didn’t have a bullying/grievance procedure, or that they were unsure if they had one mentioning homophobic bullying

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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More than half of LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors indicated that they would feel comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were a victim of homophobic bullying and were confident that they would receive support

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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One in four LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors said they did not know if there was an equal opportunities policy, or if it mentioned same sex attracted people

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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Four in ten LGB respondents from the community, voluntary or nongovernmental sectors indicated that they experienced negative comments about either their own sexual orientation or lesbian, gay and bisexual people generally

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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Four in ten LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors indicated that they had not experienced negative comments outside of work by another employee about either their own sexual orientation or lesbian, gay, and bisexual people generally.

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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Four in ten LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors said they didn’t know anyone else in their organisation who is lesbian, gay or bisexual

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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7% of LGB respondents working in the public sector would be comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were the victim of same sex domestic violence, but were not confident that they would receive support.

Topics:
Crime: Domestic Abuse, Other
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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16% of LGB respondents working in the public sector indicated that their organisation does have a domestic violence policy that identifies support for people who are in same sex relationships.

Topics:
Crime: Domestic Abuse, Other
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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One in three LGB respondents from the public sector would be comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were the victim of same sex domestic violence, and were confident that they would receive support

Topics:
Crime: Domestic Abuse, Other
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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Almost half of LGB respondents from the public sector would be not be comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were the victim of same sex domestic violence

Topics:
Crime: Domestic Abuse, Other
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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More than one in ten LGB respondents from the public sector indicated that their organisation does have a domestic violence policy, but it does not explicitly mention people who are same sex attracted

Topics:
Crime: Domestic Abuse, Other
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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Almost half of LGB respondents from the public sector believed that they would receive support from their employer if they were considering adoption

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment, Having Children
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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Almost four in ten LGB respondents from the public sector said that they would not feel comfortable approaching their employer for time off or support - or they did not know if they would - if they were considering starting a family through adoption or surrogacy

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment, Having Children
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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One in five LGB respondents from the public sector indicated that their organisation does not have a domestic violence policy

Topics:
Crime: Domestic Abuse
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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More than one in four LGB respondents from the public sector indicated that they would not feel comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were victims of homophobic bullying

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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52.3% of respondents from the public sector indicated that they would feel comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were a victim of homophobic bullying and were confident that they would receive support

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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Half of LGB respondents working in the public sector said that their organisation either didn’t have a bullying/grievance procedure, or that they were unsure if they had one mentioning homophobic bullying.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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7% of LGB respondents working in the public sector said that there was no equal opportunities policy in their organisation.

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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Two thirds of LGB respondents working in the public sector were unhappy with the outcome they received after reporting a complaint about an incident or incidents that happened in work relating to their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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A third of LGB respondents working in the public sector were happy with the outcome they received after reporting a complaint about an incident or incidents that happened in work relating to their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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