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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30% of trans people experience this response when requesting treatment – a practitioner wanting to help but lacking information about trans issues.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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51% of trans people paid for their treatment after funding refusal for gender reassignment surgery. Nearly half of all respondents were in the lower income bracket of less than €25,000 per year.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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82% of trans people have been refused 'State' funding for the acceptable baseline surgeries – these were the minimum required for trans people to live in their acquired gender.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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79% of trans people have been refused 'State' funding for hormones.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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Half of Transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment attended a gender identity clinic.
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20% of trans people are asked to use the toilets of their former gender or disabled toilets whilst at work, and of those using toilets appropriate to their acquired gender (78%), a significant number experience being treated differently in a negative way or subjected to inappropriate comments or abuse.

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Discrimination: Employment

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14.3% of transgender youth in the US are HIV+ which is the highest rate of any youth group.

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Sexual Health: HIV Information

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Trans people are over-represented in the prison population – more than twice what would be expected.

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Discrimination: Other

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58% of trans people in the US were in paid employment, 15% of the remaining reported their trans status as the reason they lost their job.

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Discrimination: Employment

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37% of trans people in the US had been demoted at work or lost their jobs due to their gender transition.

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Discrimination: Employment

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Over 50% of trans people had changed employers either because they were forced to leave by their previous employer, or felt compelled to leave due to the working conditions post-transition.

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Discrimination: Employment

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48% of trans people in the US had been victims of assault, including sexual assault and rape, and 78% had experienced verbal harassment.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Sexual Assault

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43% of trans people in the US had been a victim of violence or crime, with 75% of those attributing a motive of either transphobia or homophobia to it.

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Crime: Hate Crime

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45% of trans people reported family breakdown which was due to their cross gender identity. 37% are excluded from family events and have family members who no longer speak to them because they have transitioned to their acquired gender, and 20% of respondents felt informally excluded from their local community and neighbourhood since their transition.

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Discrimination: Other

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34% of trans people obtain a degree or higher degree, compared to the UK national average of only 27%.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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64% of young trans men and 44% of young trans women will experience harassment or bullying at school, not just from their fellow pupils but also from school staff including teachers.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Education
Crime: Hate Crime

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1 in 4 trans people live in private rented accommodation, which is double the figure for the UK general population. Private sector housing provision is often of poorer quality with less security of tenure

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Population Characteristics: Other

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47% of trans people do not use public, social or leisure facilities for fear of discriminatory treatment – by being refused access, or having their access limited in some way.

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Discrimination: Public Life

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73% of trans people have experienced harassment, with 10% being victims of threatening behaviour when out in public spaces.

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Crime: Hate Crime
Discrimination: Public Life

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18.5% of trans people who had interactions with the police felt they were not treated appropriately.

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Discrimination: Public Life

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