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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67% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to all their friends compared to only 4% who were out to none and 29% who were out to some.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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27% of the LGBT respondents had been educated to secondary level compared to less than 1% who had been educated to primary level or below.

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Discrimination: Education

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70% of the LGBT respondents had completed their education with a third level qualification, of which three quarters obtained at least a primary degree.

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Discrimination: Education

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61% of respondents identifying as Transgender reported feeling either ‘very comfortable’ or ‘comfortable’ with their transgender identity, whereas 17% reported feeling ‘uncomfortable’ or ‘very uncomfortable’ about their transgender identification

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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Just under 40% of the LGBT sample were in a steady or committed relationship at the time of completing the survey, a similar figure to those who were single.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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The vast majority of LGBT respondents (over 90%) did not have children.

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Legal rights: Having Children

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The average age at which respondents first disclosed their LGBT identification was 21 years

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Coming Out

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Over four fifths of LGBT participants indicated t hat they were either ‘comfortable’ or ‘very comfortable’ with their sexual orientation, with less than 7% expressing discomfort in relation to their sexuality.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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The average age at which LGBT participants first became aware of their sexual orientation/transgender identity was 14 years, with most indicating that they were 12 when they first became aware of their LGBT status.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Coming Out

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96% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to at least one other person.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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