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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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.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Close to half of the LGBT respondents who had attempted suicide saw their first attempt as ‘very related’ or ‘very much related’ to their LGBT identification

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Less than a fifth of the LGBT respondents who had attempted suicide felt that their first suicide attempt was ‘not at all related’ to their LGBT identification.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Of the LGBT people who sought support for their self-harming, over a quarter saw a mental health professional other than a psychiatrist or psychologist.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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44% of transgender participants had self-harmed at some point in their lives, and 11% had self-harmed in the previous twelve months.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Of the LGBT people who sought support for their self-harming, two thirds saw a psychiatrist or psychologist.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Of the LGBT people who sought support for their self-harming, over half spoke to friends.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Of the LGBT people who sought support for their self-harming, over a third spoke to family.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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Over a third of those who were ‘questioning’ or ‘not sure’ about their sexual orientation had self-harmed, whereas two fifths of those who did not identify with these commonly ascribed categories of sexual orientation had self-harmed.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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A greater proportion of bisexual respondents reported that they had self-harmed, with over two fifths having self-harmed at some point.

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Mental Health: Suicide & Self Harm

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