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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Nearly a quarter of the LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that they generally try to hide the fact that are LGBT when dealing with healthcare professionals because of how they react.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Coming Out

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Over half of the LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that they were generally quite open about being LGBT when visiting a healthcare professional.

Topics:
Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Coming Out

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Just over 1 in 10 of the LGBT respondents had accessed an HIV and AIDS service.

Topics:
Sexual Health: Other

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Only 3% of the LGBT respondents had accessed substance abuse/addiction services

Topics:
Substance Misuse: Other

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Over a quarter of the LGBT respondents had used mental health counselling services.

Topics:
Mental Health: Other

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A fifth of the LGBT respondents had accessed an LGBT support group (other than youth group).

Topics:
Mental Health: Other, Building Social Networks

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A fifth of the LGBT respondents had used a gay or lesbian health service.

Topics:
Mental Health: Other
Physical Health: Other

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Just under a fifth of the LGBT respondents had accessed an LGBT youth organisation or LGBT youth group.

Topics:
Mental Health: Building Social Networks

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Amongst all the LGBT respondents who had ever thought about taking their own lives, close to a third reported that their suicidal thoughts were ‘very related’ or ‘very much related’ to their LGBT identification

Topics:
Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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69% of the LGBT people who tried to take their own life on more than one occasion perceived their most recent suicide attempt as related to the challenges associated with their LGBT identification.

Topics:
Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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