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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Over two fifths of LGBT participants experienced verbal homophobia at some time during their involvement in sport with 87% saying this had affected them in some way.

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Discrimination: Sport

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Female LGBT participants reported more experience of verbal abuse while undertaking sport than male and transgender participants.

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Discrimination: Sport

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84% of the LGBT participants were involved in a mainstream sports club but were not generally out in that club.

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Mental Health: Coming Out
Discrimination: Sport

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LGBT men in team sports were less likely to be out than those in individual sports (55% v. 43%)

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Mental Health: Coming Out
Discrimination: Sport

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Involvement in team sports was more likely for LGBT women than LGBT men (63% v. 45%)

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Population Characteristics: Other
Discrimination: Sport

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A quarter of HIV-positive men with an undetectable viral load reported consistent condom use with all male partners in the 6?months before the survey.

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Sexual Health: HIV, Condom Use

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Over a fifth of men with a detectable viral load reported consistent condom use with all male partners in the 6?months before the survey.

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Sexual Health: Condom Use

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34% of HIV-negative men reported consistent condom use with all male partners in the 6?months before the survey.

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Sexual Health: Condom Use

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1 in 5 LGBs remain closeted about their sexuality at work either by not being open at all or by giving off the impression they are heterosexual.

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Discrimination: Employment
Mental Health: Coming Out

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Two thirds of lesbians and gay men were open about their sexuality which was significantly higher than among bisexuals and respondents who identified as an 'other' sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Employment
Mental Health: Coming Out

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Of the respondents who reported discrimination a third had their case formally investigated.

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Discrimination: Other, Employment

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Over half of LGBs are open about their sexuality at work.

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Discrimination: Employment
Mental Health: Coming Out

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Cases of discrimination against men were much more likely to be investigated than complaints from women (62% v. 19%).

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Discrimination: Other, Employment

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A fifth of LGBs only reveal their sexuality at work if asked specifically.

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Discrimination: Employment
Mental Health: Coming Out

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Of the respondents who reported discrimination, a quarter said nothing had happened.

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Discrimination: Other, Employment

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20% of those respondents who had been discriminated against reported that they had made a formal complaint.

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Discrimination: Other, Employment

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44% of men who had been discriminated against did nothing in response to this, compared to only 8% of women.

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Discrimination: Other, Education

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A quarter of respondents said that they ‘did nothing’ in response to being discriminated against.

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Discrimination: Other, Employment

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4 in 5 LGB people said they knew that the Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of their sexual orientation.

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Legal rights: Other
Discrimination: Other

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85% of all respondents, irrespective of sexuality, agreed that they were confident with respect to exercising their ‘rights’ should they be discriminated against or harassed at work.

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Legal rights: Other
Discrimination: Other

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More than 1 in 10 LGB respondents reported that they had been subjected to discrimination within the last 12 months as opposed to 1 in 20 heterosexuals.

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Discrimination: Other, Employment

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A larger proportion of bisexual (13%) and lesbian (12%) respondents felt they had experienced discrimination compared to the other sexual orientation groups in the last 12 months.

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Discrimination: Other, Employment

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When asked about their knowledge of UK equality legislation and their rights under legislation, more than 4 in 5 respondents perceived themselves to be well informed.

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Discrimination: Other, Employment
Legal rights: Employment

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Of those respondents who experienced bullying at work, only 3% identified a subordinate as the culprit.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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Of those respondents who experienced bullying at work, only 4% identified the organisation rather than an individual as the culprit.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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Of those respondents who experienced bullying at work, 17% identified clients or customers as the culprit.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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Of those respondents who experienced bullying at work, 26% identified a colleague as the culprit.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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Of those respondents who experienced bullying at work, 44% identified their manager or supervisor as the culprit.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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12.6% of bisexuals had experienced occasional bullying at work in the last 6 months compared to 5% of heterosexuals.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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7% of bisexuals had experienced regular bullying at work in the last 6 months compared to 1% of heterosexuals.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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