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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202 LGB respondents had reason to make a complaint in their current or previous employment regarding an incident or incidents that happened in work relating to their sexual orientation

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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15% of LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors indicated that they do not know if their sexual orientation would have an impact on their chances of progressing professionally

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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One in five LGB respondents said that comments have been made about their sexual orientation in a ‘light-hearted’ manner in the workplace that made them feel uncomfortable

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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25% of LGB respondents from the community, voluntary or nongovernmental sectors had reason to make a complaint in their current or previous employment regarding an incident or incidents that happened in work relating to their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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15% of LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors were happy with the outcome they received after reporting a complaint about an incident or incidents that happened in work relating to their sexual orientation

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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5% of LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors said that there was no equal opportunities policy in their organisation

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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2 in 5 LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors indicated that their organisation does not have a domestic violence policy

Topics:
Crime: Domestic Abuse, Other
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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A third of LGB respondents from the community, voluntary or nongovernmental sectors said that negative comments made about lesbian, gay, or bisexual people by people they work with have made them feel uncomfortable

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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One in three LGB respondents reported that negative comments made by other people about other lesbian, gay or bisexual employees did not make them feel uncomfortable

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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Two in five LGB respondents said that negative comments made about lesbian, gay, or bisexual people by people they work with have made them feel uncomfortable

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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2 in 5 LGB respondents across all workplace sectors said that they did not know if their employer had same sex supportive family friendly policies in place regarding adoption or surrogacy

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment, Having Children
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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2 in 5 LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors would be not be comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were the victim of same sex domestic violence

Topics:
Crime: Domestic Abuse, Other
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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More than half of LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors believed that they would receive support from their employer if they were considering adoption

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment, Having Children
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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Seven in ten LGB respondents were unhappy with the outcome they received after reporting a complaint about an incident or incidents that happened in work relating to their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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One in ten LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors would be comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were the victim of same sex domestic violence, but were not confident that they would receive support

Topics:
Crime: Domestic Abuse, Other
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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One in ten LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors indicated that their organisation does have a domestic violence policy, but it does not explicitly mention people who are same sex attracted

Topics:
Crime: Domestic Abuse, Other
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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One in five LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors indicated that their organisation does have a domestic violence policy that identifies support for people who are in same sex relationships

Topics:
Crime: Domestic Abuse, Other
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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One in five LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors indicated that another employee outside of work had subjected them to negative comments about their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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85% of LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors were unhappy with the outcome they received after reporting a complaint about an incident or incidents that happened in work relating to their sexual orientation.

Topics:
Discrimination: Bullying, Other, Employment
Legal rights: Other, Employment

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Four in ten LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors said that their organisation either did not have an equal opportunities policy, had one but that it didn’t mention same sex attracted people, or they were unsure if there was one

Topics:
Legal rights: Other, Employment
Discrimination: Other, Employment

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