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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Gay people are more than twice as likely as straight people to have sex with someone of a different colour.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Gay men are nearly 4 times as likely as straight men to contract an STI, but are no more likely to get an HIV test.

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Sexual Health: Other
Population Characteristics: Other

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Heterosexual relationships last on average 3 times as long as gay relationships

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Population Characteristics: Relationship Issues

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8% of British people identify as homosexual or bisexual, but twice as many report having had sexual contact with someone of the same sex.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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8% of British people identify as homosexual or bisexual, but twice as many report having had sexual contact with someone of the same sex.
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3 in 5 US respondents believe that homosexuality should be accepted, however this figure shows a much more tolerant view today as opposed to 2007 where only 1 in 2 said it should be accepted and 2 in 5 said homosexuality should be rejected.

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Discrimination: Other

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Opinions about homosexuality are positive in Latin America as Argentina were the first country to legalise gay marriage in 2010. Approximately 3 quarters say that homosexuality should be accepted here, as do clear majorities in Chile (68%), Mexico (61%), Brazil (60%), however only half of Venezuelans agree, 3 in 5 Salvadorans say homosexuality should be rejected as do half of Bolivia.

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Discrimination: Other

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The view that homosexuality should be accepted by society is prevalent in most of the EU countries as 88% of those in Spain share this view, along with 87% in Germany, 80% Czech Republic, 77% France, 76% Britain, 74% Italy, 53% Greece and 42% in Poland.

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Discrimination: Other

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4 out of 5 Canadians said that homosexuality should be accepted by society compared with 7 out of 10 who said the same in 2007.

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Discrimination: Other

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