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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Nearly 8 in 10 LGBT respondents would not feel comfortable setting up or being part of an LGBT club or group.

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Discrimination: Education

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Over 8 in 10 LGBT respondents would not feel comfortable taking a date of the same sex to a school event.

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Discrimination: Education

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Nearly three quarters of LGBT respondents would not feel comfortable raising or responding to LGBT issues in their classes

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Discrimination: Education

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Over three quarters of LGBT respondents would not feel comfortable talking to your teacher(s), one-on-one, about LGBT issues.

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Discrimination: Education

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Over 8 in 10 LGBT respondents would not feel comfortable talking to their school principal about LGBT issues

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Discrimination: Education

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Only 1 in 10 LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that they would feel comfortable talking to your teacher(s), one-on-one, about LGBT issues

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Discrimination: Education

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Nearly half of LGBT respondents disagreed/strongly disagreed that they feel/felt proud to belong to their school.

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Discrimination: Education

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6 in 10 LGBT respondents disagreed/strongly disagreed that there is/was at least one teacher/other adult in school they could talk to.

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Discrimination: Education

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Nearly two fifths of LGBT respondents disagreed/strongly disagreed that other students at their school liked them the way there were/are.

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Discrimination: Education

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6 in 10 LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that they were/are treated with as much respect as other students.

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Discrimination: Education

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Nearly three quarters of LGBT respondents disagreed/strongly disagreed that they could/can really be themselves at school.

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Discrimination: Education

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8 in 10 LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that people at my school are/were friendly to me.

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Discrimination: Education

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Nearly half of LGBT respondents disagreed/strongly disagreed that they felt/feel like a real part of their school.

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Discrimination: Education

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7 in 10 LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that it is/was hard for people like them to be accepted at my school.

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Discrimination: Education

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A quarter of LGBT respondents had been punched, kicked or beaten at some point in their lives.

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Discrimination: Bullying
Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

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Nearly 1 in 10 LGBT respondents had been attacked with an implement/ weapon at some point.

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Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

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Nearly 1 in 10 LGBT respondents had been attacked sexually at some point.

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Crime: Sexual Assault

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Over a third of LGBT respondents had been experienced someone threatening to ‘out’ them at some point.

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Discrimination: Bullying
Mental Health: Coming Out

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Over two fifths of LGBT respondents had been threatened with physical violence at some point in their lives.

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Discrimination: Bullying
Crime: Hate Crime

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Nearly 1 in 10 LGBT respondents had been threatened with physical violence six or more times in their lives.

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Discrimination: Bullying
Crime: Hate Crime

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8 in 10 LGBT respondents had been verbally insulted at some time.

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Discrimination: Bullying

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37% of LGBT respondents had been verbally insulted six or more times in their lives.

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Discrimination: Bullying

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50% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to everyone at school/college compared to 20% who were out to none and 20% who were out to some.

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Mental Health: Coming Out
Discrimination: Education

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43% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to all their work colleagues compared to 20% who were out to none and 37% who were out to some.

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Discrimination: Employment
Mental Health: Coming Out

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48% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to everyone at their youth or other organisation/s compared to 25% who were out to none and 27% who were out to some.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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35% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to all their family (excluding parents) compared to 29% who were out to none and 36% who were out to some.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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67% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to both parents compared to 23% who were out to neither and 10% who were out to some.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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68% of LGBT respondents were 'out' to all their siblings compared to 18% who were out to none and 14% who were out to some.

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Mental Health: Coming Out

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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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