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 one in five people are unaware that HIV is passed on through sex without a condom between two men.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare

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7 % of British adults are unable to identify any correct routes of HIV transmission (sex without a condom or sharing needles or syringes) from a list.

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Sexual Health: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Healthcare

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Approximately 3 quarters of Argentinian respondents say that homosexuality should be accepted, as do clear majorities in Chile (68%), Mexico (61%), Brazil (60%), however only half of Venezuelans agree, 3 in 5 Salvadorans say homosexuality should be rejected as do half of Bolivians.

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Discrimination: Other

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Gay people are almost six times more likely than straight people to have sex with someone they met online.

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Population Characteristics: Relationship Issues

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Gay people are more than twice as likely as straight people to have sex with someone of a different colour.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Gay men are nearly 4 times as likely as straight men to contract an STI, but are no more likely to get an HIV test.

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Sexual Health: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

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'Heterosexual' relationships last on average 3 times as long as 'gay' relationships

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Population Characteristics: Relationship Issues

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8% of British people identify as homosexual or bisexual, but twice as many report having had sexual contact with someone of the same sex.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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8% of British people identify as homosexual or bisexual, but twice as many report having had sexual contact with someone of the same sex.

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Population Characteristics: Relationship Issues

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3 in 5 US respondents believe that homosexuality should be accepted, however this figure shows a much more tolerant view today as opposed to 2007 where only 1 in 2 said it should be accepted and 2 in 5 said homosexuality should be rejected.

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Discrimination: Other

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The view that homosexuality should be accepted by society is prevalent in most of the EU countries as 88% of those in Spain share this view, along with 87% in Germany, 80% Czech Republic, 77% France, 76% Britain, 74% Italy, 53% Greece and 42% in Poland.

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Discrimination: Other

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4 out of 5 Canadians said that homosexuality should be accepted by society compared with 7 out of 10 who said the same in 2007.

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Discrimination: Other

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More than one in five gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had experienced problems with their weight or eating.

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Mental Health: Eating Disorders, Other

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Three quarters of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had not experienced problems with their weight or eating.

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Mental Health: Eating Disorders, Other

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90% of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had not deliberately harmed themselves in the last year.

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Mental Health: Other, Self Harm

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Less than one in ten gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West had deliberately harmed themselves in the last year.

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Mental Health: Other, Self Harm

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Three quarters of gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West did not meet the recommendations for 30 minutes or more of exercise on 5 days or more per week.

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Physical Health: Other

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One in four gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West met the recommendations for 30 minutes or more of exercise on 5 days or more per week.

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Physical Health: Other

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One in three gay and bisexual male respondents from the North West checked their testicles for lumps or changes every few months.

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Physical Health: Other

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More than one in ten gay and bisexual male respondents checked their testicles for lumps or changes once a year or less often.

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Physical Health: Other

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