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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Nearly half all LGBT respondents and two fifths of current LGBT school goers said there was a failure or refusal to address LGBT issues/concerns in school classes.

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Discrimination: Education

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Over a fifth of current LGBT school goers and a third of all LGBT respondents said they were aware of homophobic comments being made by teachers/other staff members at their school.

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Discrimination: Education

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3 in 10 current LGBT school goers said they had negative discussion of LGBT issues in school class.

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Discrimination: Education

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Only 11% of current LGBT school goers and 4% of all LGBT respondents said they had open discussion about LGBT issues in anti-bullying seminars at school.

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Discrimination: Education

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Nearly a fifth of current LGBT school goers said they had positive discussion of LGBT issues in school class compared to only 9% of all LGBT respondents.

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Discrimination: Education

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A fifth of current LGBT school goers said that there is positive imagery (posters, books etc.) representing LGBT issues/ people at their school compared to only 2% of all LGBT respondents who said this.

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Discrimination: Education

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Only 2% of current LGBT school goers said there was a club or support group for LGBT students.

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Discrimination: Education

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No current LGBT school goers said there was a Parent’s Council supportive of LGBT students/issues at their school and only a minority 0.4% of all LGBT respondents said there was one at their school.

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Discrimination: Education

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10% of current LGBT school goers said there were teachers or other school staff members who were open about being LGBT compared to only 3% of all LGBT respondents.

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Discrimination: Education

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Only 4% of all LGBT respondents and 10% of current LGBT school goers reported that there were LGBT students they could look up to or who could act as role models.

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Discrimination: Education

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