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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39% of the LGBT respondents who reported having experienced problems relating to their substance use (excluding alcohol) reported arguments with family or friends.
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41% of the LGBT respondents who reported having experienced problems relating to their substance use (excluding alcohol) reported ill health.
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49% of the LGBT respondents who reported having experienced problems relating to their drug use reported having sex they regretted
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53% of the LGBT respondents who reported having experienced problems relating to their drug use had taken time off work/education.
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3 of the 6 LGBT respondents who answered a question about how they would feel if they were asked a question about their sexuality by a drug or treatment provider said that they would feel fine and that they regarded it as necessary in terms of their treatment.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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6% of LGBT respondents had sought help for their substance use and 3% had thought about doing so.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Despite the number of LGBT respondents who reported having experienced one or more problems as a result of their drug or alcohol use, only 2 in 5 perceived themselves to have ever had a drug or alcohol problem.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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44% of LGBT respondents who completed the questionnaire online agreed or strongly agreed that substance use was likely to increase at a time when people were thinking about coming out.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Those who returned self-completed questionnaires appear to drink more heavily. 16% of on-line respondents said that they never drank more than 6 (for women) or 8 (for men) units of alcohol on on occasion. None of those who returned self completion questionnaires said tihs.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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8 in 10 respondents said that they had drunk alcohol within the last month.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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57% of the LGBT respondents who reported having experienced problems relating to their substance use (excluding alcohol) had had unprotected sex.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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2 in 5 LGBT respondents said that they had experienced problems as a result from their substance abuse (excluding alcohol).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Just over two fifths of all LGBT respondents reported having used more than one substance during a typical session over the last month.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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4% of LGBT respondents had ever used anabolic steroids.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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1 in 10 LGBT respondents had used tranquilisers at some point,

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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1% of all LGBT respondents reported current use of LSD.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Lifetime use of LSD is most common in LGBT people aged over 31 with those aged 31-40 being the most likely to report lifetime use.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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5% of LGBT women had used LSD in the last year compared to 1% of LGBT men.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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21% of LGBT women had ever used LSD compared with 16% of LGBT men.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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3% of LGBT respondents reported having used GHB in the last year compared to 16% who had used it at some point.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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