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.

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Nearly 3 in 5 of the LGBT respondents had at some point felt like they should cut down on their drinking.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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Over a fifth of the LGBT respondents had at some point been annoyed by people criticizing their drinking.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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Over two fifths of the LGBT respondents had at some time felt bad or guilty about your drinking.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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84% of all the LGBT drinkers engaged in binge drinking, with almost a fifth doing so at least twice a week.

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Mental Health: Alcohol

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On a standard drinking occasion, just over one fifth of LGBT respondents limited their intake to one or two drinks, with a higher proportion reporting that they consumed between three and four drinks (32%) or five and six drinks (27.2%) on a typical night out.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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About a fifth of LGBT respondents reported drinking seven or more drinks during a standard drinking occasion.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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92% of LGBT respondents were current drinkers, about half of whom consumed alcohol on a weekly basis.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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Just under 1 in 10 of the male LGBT respondents were currently taking medication for depression.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Just over a fifth of the male LGBT respondents had taken medication for depression at some point.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Just over a quarter of the LGBT respondents who identified as an 'Other' gender had taken medication for depression at some point.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Just under 1 in 10 of the LGBT respondents were currently taking medication for depression.

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Mental Health: Depression

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7% of the female LGBT respondents were currently taking medication for depression.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Just under a quarter of the LGBT respondents had taken medication for depression at some point.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Just over a quarter of the female LGBT respondents had taken medication for depression at some point.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Three quarters of the LGBT respondents who identified as an 'Other' gender reported experiencing depression in the past 30 days.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Half of the female LGBT respondents reported experiencing depression in the past 30 days.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Two fifths of the male LGBT respondents reported experiencing depression in the past 30 days.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Over two fifths of the LGBT respondents reported experiencing depression in the past 30 days.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Over three quarters of the LGBT respondents who identified as having an 'Other' gender reported having experienced depression in their lifetime.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Depression

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Over three quarters of the LGBT respondents who identified as having an 'Other' gender reported having experienced depression in the last year.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Depression

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Two thirds of male LGBT respondents reported having experienced depression in the last year.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Depression

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Two thirds of female LGBT respondents reported having experienced depression in the last year.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Depression

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Two thirds of LGBT respondents reported having experienced depression in the last year.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Nearly 9 in 10 male LGBT respondents reported having experienced depression in their lifetime.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Depression

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Nearly 9 in 10 LGBT respondents reported having experienced depression in their lifetime.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Nearly 9 in 10 female LGBT respondents reported having experienced depression in their lifetime.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Depression

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Nearly 1 in 10 LGBT respondents had missed work to avoid verbal or physical threats and name calling from colleagues while 2% had done this in their current job.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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Over a quarter of LGBT respondents had called hurtful names by work colleagues, while 9% had experienced this in their current job.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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15% of LGBT respondents had been verbally threatened by work colleagues at some point, while 3% had experienced this in their current job.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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7% of LGBT respondents had been physically threatened by work colleagues at some point, while 1% had experienced this in their current job.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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