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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A fifth of current LGBT school goers said that there is positive imagery (posters, books etc.) representing LGBT issues/ people at their school compared to only 2% of all LGBT respondents who said this.

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Discrimination: Education

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Only 2% of current LGBT school goers said there was a club or support group for LGBT students.

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Discrimination: Education

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No current LGBT school goers said there was a Parent’s Council supportive of LGBT students/issues at their school and only a minority 0.4% of all LGBT respondents said there was one at their school.

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Discrimination: Education

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10% of current LGBT school goers said there were teachers or other school staff members who were open about being LGBT compared to only 3% of all LGBT respondents.

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Discrimination: Education

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Only 4% of all LGBT respondents and 10% of current LGBT school goers reported that there were LGBT students they could look up to or who could act as role models.

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Discrimination: Education

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Only 10% of all LGBT respondents reported that there were teachers or other school staff members supportive of LGBT students at their school compared to a third of current LGBT school goers.

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Discrimination: Education

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Less than 5% of LGBT respondents and less than 8% of current LGBT school-goers, were aware of coverage of LGBT-specific content in the relationships and sexuality education (RSE) curriculum.

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Discrimination: Education

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Only 4% of all LGBT respondents reported that their school had a written policy to protect LGBT students from homophobic bullying/other forms of discrimination compared to just under a fifth of current LGBT school goers.

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Discrimination: Education

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Nearly 8 in 10 LGBT respondents would not feel comfortable setting up or being part of an LGBT club or group.

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Discrimination: Education

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Over 8 in 10 LGBT respondents would not feel comfortable taking a date of the same sex to a school event.

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Discrimination: Education

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Nearly three quarters of LGBT respondents would not feel comfortable raising or responding to LGBT issues in their classes

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Discrimination: Education

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Over three quarters of LGBT respondents would not feel comfortable talking to your teacher(s), one-on-one, about LGBT issues.

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Discrimination: Education

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Over 8 in 10 LGBT respondents would not feel comfortable talking to their school principal about LGBT issues

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Discrimination: Education

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Only 1 in 10 LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that they would feel comfortable talking to your teacher(s), one-on-one, about LGBT issues

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Discrimination: Education

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Nearly half of LGBT respondents disagreed/strongly disagreed that they feel/felt proud to belong to their school.

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Discrimination: Education

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6 in 10 LGBT respondents disagreed/strongly disagreed that there is/was at least one teacher/other adult in school they could talk to.

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Discrimination: Education

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Nearly two fifths of LGBT respondents disagreed/strongly disagreed that other students at their school liked them the way there were/are.

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Discrimination: Education

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6 in 10 LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that they were/are treated with as much respect as other students.

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Discrimination: Education

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Nearly three quarters of LGBT respondents disagreed/strongly disagreed that they could/can really be themselves at school.

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Discrimination: Education

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8 in 10 LGBT respondents agreed/strongly agreed that people at my school are/were friendly to me.

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Discrimination: Education

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