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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30% of trans people experience this response when requesting treatment – a practitioner wanting to help but lacking information about trans issues.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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51% of trans people paid for their treatment after funding refusal for gender reassignment surgery. Nearly half of all respondents were in the lower income bracket of less than €25,000 per year.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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82% of trans people have been refused 'State' funding for the acceptable baseline surgeries – these were the minimum required for trans people to live in their acquired gender.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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79% of trans people have been refused 'State' funding for hormones.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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Half of Transgender people seeking gender reassignment treatment attended a gender identity clinic.
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20% of trans people are asked to use the toilets of their former gender or disabled toilets whilst at work, and of those using toilets appropriate to their acquired gender (78%), a significant number experience being treated differently in a negative way or subjected to inappropriate comments or abuse.

Topics:
Discrimination: Employment

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14.3% of transgender youth in the US are HIV+ which is the highest rate of any youth group.

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Sexual Health: HIV Information

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Trans people are over-represented in the prison population – more than twice what would be expected.

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Discrimination: Other

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58% of trans people in the US were in paid employment, 15% of the remaining reported their trans status as the reason they lost their job.

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Discrimination: Employment

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37% of trans people in the US had been demoted at work or lost their jobs due to their gender transition.

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Discrimination: Employment

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