Evidence Exchange of LGBT 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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55% of postoperative trans respondents living in Wolverhampton had not received any on-going medical and emotional support to help adjust with their transition.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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20% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton reported having felt excluded from a commercial venue or community group because they were LGBT.

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Discrimination: Other

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45% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton had attended specific LGBT community events.

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Mental Health: Building Social Networks

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46% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton go to pubs and clubs in Wolverhampton City Centre specifically for the LGBT community.

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Mental Health: Building Social Networks

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60% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton would prefer to use a specific LGBT mental health service.

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Mental Health: Other

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Of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton who accessed mental health services in this location, 65% felt that the people who worked with them were very understanding while 55% felt they did not deal with their LGBT needs appropriately and 37% felt judged because of being LGBT.

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Mental Health: Other

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35% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton have been to a counsellor and/or psychotherapist.

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Mental Health: Other

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Just over 17% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton have accessed mental health services in this location.

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Mental Health: Other

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Over 28% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton have self-harmed.

Topics:
Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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42% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton have contemplated suicide.

Topics:
Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Almost 40% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton had received help for a mental health condition and been prescribed medication for it.

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Mental Health: Other

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29% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton suffer with mood affective conditions such as depression, mania and bipolar disorder.

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Mental Health: Other, Depression

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25% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton felt that NHS and/or Local Authority mental health services met their needs as LGBT compared to 13% who felt they didn't.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare, Other, Public Life
Mental Health: Other

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30% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton felt that NHS sexual health services met their needs as LGBT compared to 11% who felt they didn't.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Sexual Health: Other

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Over 80% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton with a long-term health condition have mental health issues.

Topics:
Mental Health: Other, Depression

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33% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton felt that police services fully or partially met the needs of LGBT people compared to 15% who felt they didn't.

Topics:
Discrimination: Other, Public Life

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40% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton felt that local GPs were meeting the needs of LGBT people compared to 14% who felt they weren't.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare, Public Life

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Over 86% of the LGBT respondents living in Wolverhampton felt welcomed all or some of the time within the LGBT community compared to 4% who didn't feel welcomed.

Topics:
Mental Health: Building Social Networks

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