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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Just under half of LGB respondents working in the private 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: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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17% of LGB respondents working in the private sector 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:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Over a quarter of LGB respondents working in the private sector were happy with the outcome they received after reporting a complaint about an incident/s that happened in work relating to their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Over half of LGB respondents working in the private sector 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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Just under a fifth of LGB respondents working in the private sector said they did not know if there was an equal opportunities policy, or if it mentioned same sex attracted people.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Just under a fifth of LGB respondents working in the private sector said that there was no equal opportunities policy in their organisation.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Nearly three quarter of LGB respondents working in the private sector were unhappy with the outcome they received after reporting a complaint about an incident/s that happened in work relating to their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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7 in 10 LGB respondents working in the private sector had reason to make a complaint in their current or previous employment regarding an incident/s that happened in work relating to their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Two fifths of LGB respondents working in the private sector who had reason to make a complaint approached management.

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Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Over 1 in 10 LGB respondents working in the private sector who had reason to make a complaint approached human resources.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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17.5% of LGB respondents working in the private sector who had reason to make a complaint approached another employee.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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3% of LGB respondents working in the private sector who had reason to make a complaint in their current or previous employment regarding an incident/s that happened in work relating to their sexual orientation approached their trade union representative.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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43% of LGB respondents in the private sector indicated that they had not experienced negative comments outside of work from another employee about either their own sexual orientation or LGB people generally.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other, Employment
Legal rights: Employment

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3 in 10 LGB respondents working in the private sector indicated that they had experienced negative comments about either their own sexual orientation or LGB people generally.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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A fifth of LGB respondents working in the private sector indicated that negative comments about their sexual orientation had been directed at them.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other, Employment
Legal rights: Employment

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A fifth of LGB respondents working in the private sector indicated that another employee had subjected them to negative comments about their sexual orientation outside of work.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other, Employment
Legal rights: Employment

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Over a fifth of LGB respondents working in the private sector said that comments have been made about their sexual orientation in a ‘light-hearted’ manner in the workplace that made them feel uncomfortable.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other, Employment
Legal rights: Employment

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A fifth of LGB respondents working in the private sector said that negative comments have been made about their sexual orientation that made them feel uncomfortable.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other, Employment
Legal rights: Employment

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Over two fifths of LGB respondents working in the private sector said that negative comments made by colleagues about LGB people made them feel uncomfortable.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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A third of LGB respondents working in the private sector said that hearing negative comments made by other people about LGB employees did not make them feel uncomfortable.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other, Employment
Legal rights: Employment

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Three fifths of LGB respondents working in the private sector believed that their sexual orientation would have no impact on their chance of progressing professionally at work.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Nearly two fifths of LGB respondents working in the private sector either think their sexual orientation will have a negative impact on their chances of progressing professionally or do not know.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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6.5% of LGB respondents working in the private sector said that they don't know if their sexual orientation would have an impact on their chances of progressing professionally.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Around a quarter of LGF people working in the public sector conceal their sexual orientation from colleagues and clients/service users.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Over a quarter of LGB people working in the private sector conceal their sexual orientation from colleagues and clients/service users.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Nearly 9 in 10 LGB respondents working in the community, voluntary or non-governmental sectors were likely to disclose their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Over 7 in 10 of the LGB respondents working in the public sector were likely to disclose their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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7 in 10 LGB respondents working in the private sector were likely to disclose their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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84% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton would like to see more LGBT focused events in Wolverhampton.

Topics:
Mental Health: Building Social Networks

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64% of preoperative trans respondents living in Wolverhampton had not received any medical or emotional support in preparation for their transition.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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