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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Half of LGB respondents working in the public sector had not experienced negative comments made by colleagues outside of work about either their own sexual orientation or LGB people generally.

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

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A quarter of LGB respondents working in the public sector 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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Nearly 4 in 10 LGB respondents working in the public sector indicated that they experienced negative comments about either their own sexual orientation or lesbian, gay and bisexual people generally.

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

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A fifth of LGB respondents working in the public sector 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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15% of LGB respondents working in the public sector said that negative comments have been made about their sexual orientation that made them feel uncomfortable.

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

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40% of LGB respondents living in the public sector 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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A third of LGB respondents working in the public sector 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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Over a third of LGB espondents in the public sector either think their sexual orientation will have a negative impact on their chances of progressing professionally or do not know

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

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9% of LGB respondents working in the public sector 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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6 in 10 LGB respondents working in the public sector believed that their sexual orientation would have no impact on their chance of progressing professionally at work.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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6% of LGB respondents working in the private 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
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Nearly 6 in 10 LGB respondents working in the private sector would be not be comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were the victim of same sex domestic violence.

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

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3 in 10 LGB respondents working in the public sector said they don’t know anyone else in their organisation who is lesbian, gay or bisexual.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Over a quarter of LGB respondents working in the private 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
Legal rights: Employment, Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Around two fifths of LGB respondents working in the private sector either would not feel comfortable approaching their employer for time off or support if they were considering starting a family through adoption or surrogacy or did not know if they would.

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

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Just under half of LGB respondents working in the private sector indicated that their organisation does not have a domestic violence policy.

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

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1 in 10 LGB respondents working in the private 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
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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8% of LGB respondents working in the private 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
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Nearly a third of LGB respondents working in the private sector indicated that they would not feel comfortable approaching their employer/manager if they were victims of homophobic bullying.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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Two fifths of LGB respondents working in the private sector believed that they would receive support from their employer if they were considering adoption.

Topics:
Legal rights: Employment
Discrimination: Employment

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