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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61% of the LGBTQ respondents had experienced name calling because they were LGBTQ or people thought they were.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Other

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29% of LGBTQ respondents reported domestic or familial abuse, compared to 25% of the heterosexual non trans group.

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Crime: Domestic Abuse

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Of over half of all types of crime that affected LGBTQ young people last year, 88% of victims did not report these incidents to the police and when cases are reported only 10% lead to a conviction.

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Crime: Other, Hate Crime

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Almost one in five LGBTQ young people have experienced some form of sexual abuse, compared with one in ten of non-trans heterosexuals in this sample.

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Crime: Sexual Assault

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Over a third of LGBTQ respondents who had experienced domestic or familial abuse cited their sexuality or gender identity as at least a contributing factor in the abuse.

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Crime: Domestic Abuse

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About three quarters of LGBTQ young people have experienced name calling, compared to nearly half who have experienced harassment or threats and intimidation, and almost a quarter who have experienced physical assault.

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Discrimination: Other
Crime: Hate Crime

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73% of the LGBTQ respondents agreed that discrimination against LGB people is still common and 90% of the LGBTQ sample agreed that discrimination against transgender people is still common.

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Discrimination: Other

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LGBTQ young people are twice as likely not to feel accepted in the area where they currently live, compared to heterosexual non-trans young people.

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Discrimination: Other

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3 in 5 LGBTQ young people that would be interested in joining a religious organisation have stopped or reduced their involvement owing to their sexuality or gender identity

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Discrimination: Other, Public Life

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Over a third of LGBTQ young people are not able to be open about their sexuality or gender identity at a sports club they are involved in.

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Discrimination: Other
Mental Health: Coming Out

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Over a quarter of LGBQ young people have not told their mother about their sexual orientation while nearly a half have not told their father, and 5% have not told anybody.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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Approximately half of trans respondents have not told parents or siblings that they are trans and 28% have not told anybody.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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Over half of trans respondents knew they were trans by the age of 13.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Coming Out

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Over half of LGBQ respondents knew they were LGBQ by the age of 13.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Coming Out

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When coming out as LGBQ or trans, over four fifths of LGBQ respondents and nearly two thirds of trans respondents told a friend first.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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14% of the LGBT respondents who reported having experienced problems relating to their substance use (excluding alcohol) had been a victim of abuse.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs
Crime: Hate Crime

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4% of the LGBT respondents who reported having experienced problems relating to their substance use (excluding alcohol) had experienced domestic violence.

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Crime: Domestic Abuse
Substance Misuse: Drugs

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4% of the LGBT respondents who reported having experienced problems relating to their substance use (excluding alcohol) had been a victim of crime.

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Crime: Other
Substance Misuse: Drugs

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10% of the LGBT respondents who reported having experienced problems relating to their substance use (excluding alcohol) had assaulted someone.

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Crime: Other
Substance Misuse: Drugs

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15% of the LGBT respondents who reported having experienced problems relating to their substance use (excluding alcohol) had had an accident.

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Crime: Other
Substance Misuse: Drugs

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