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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43% of trans people in the US had been a victim of violence or crime, with 75% of those attributing a motive of either transphobia or homophobia to it.

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Crime: Hate Crime

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45% of trans people reported family breakdown which was due to their cross gender identity. 37% are excluded from family events and have family members who no longer speak to them because they have transitioned to their acquired gender, and 20% of respondents felt informally excluded from their local community and neighbourhood since their transition.

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Discrimination: Other

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34% of trans people obtain a degree or higher degree, compared to the UK national average of only 27%.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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64% of young trans men and 44% of young trans women will experience harassment or bullying at school, not just from their fellow pupils but also from school staff including teachers.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Education
Crime: Hate Crime

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1 in 4 trans people live in private rented accommodation, which is double the figure for the UK general population. Private sector housing provision is often of poorer quality with less security of tenure

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Population Characteristics: Other

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47% of trans people do not use public, social or leisure facilities for fear of discriminatory treatment – by being refused access, or having their access limited in some way.

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Discrimination: Public Life

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73% of trans people have experienced harassment, with 10% being victims of threatening behaviour when out in public spaces.

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Crime: Hate Crime
Discrimination: Public Life

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18.5% of trans people who had interactions with the police felt they were not treated appropriately.

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Discrimination: Public Life

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17% of trans people had experience with a doctor or nurse who did not approve of gender reassignment, and hence refused services. 29% felt that being trans adversely affected the way they were treated by health care professionals.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

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21% of trans people who went to seek help from a GP to begin the process of obtaining gender reassignment surgery, did not get help and in 6% of cases the GP actually refused to help.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

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