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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Four in ten LGB respondents from the community, voluntary and nongovernmental sectors said they didn’t know anyone else in their organisation who is lesbian, gay or bisexual

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

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7% of LGB respondents working in the public sector 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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16% of LGB respondents working in the public sector 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 three LGB respondents from the public sector would be comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were the victim of same sex domestic violence, and were confident that they would receive support

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

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Almost half of LGB respondents from the public sector 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 one in ten LGB respondents from the public sector 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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Almost half of LGB respondents from the public sector 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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Almost four in ten LGB respondents from the public sector said that they would not feel comfortable approaching their employer for time off or support - or they did not know if they would - if they were considering starting a family through adoption or surrogacy

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

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One in five LGB respondents from the public sector indicated that their organisation does not have a domestic violence policy

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

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More than one in four LGB respondents from the public sector indicated that they would not feel comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were victims of homophobic bullying

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

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52.3% of respondents from the public sector indicated that they would feel comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were a victim of homophobic bullying and were confident that they would receive support

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

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Half of LGB respondents working in the public sector said that their organisation either didn’t have a bullying/grievance procedure, or that they were unsure if they had one mentioning homophobic bullying.

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

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7% of LGB respondents working in the public sector said that there was no equal opportunities policy in their organisation.

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

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Two thirds of LGB respondents working in the public sector 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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A third of LGB respondents working in the public sector 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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35% of LGB respondents working in the public sector 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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A fifth of LGB respondents working in the public sector said they did not know if there was an equal opportunities policy, or if it mentioned same sex attracted people.

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

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8% of LGB respondents working in the public sector who 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 approached human resources

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

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A fifth of LGB respondents working in the public sector who 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 approached another employee

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

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9% of LGB respondents working in the public sector who 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 approached their trade union representative.

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

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