Research into LGB needs and experiences
Welcome to our summary reports page, where you can access the key findings from The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s “I Exist” survey for lesbian, gay and bisexual people living in the UK.
The total valid sample size is 2,580 which are summarised in the UK report. Of that number, 746 people were located in Greater Manchester for which we have also produced a specific summary report.
The findings suggest that LGB people are disproportionately affected by;
- hate crime
- discrimination and bullying
- mental health issues
- many cancer risk factors such as smoking
- sexually transmitted infections
- time off work due to stress and substance use
The data also suggests that LGB people are actively involved in their communities, out to many people about their sexual orientation, and able to take advantage of increased social acceptance and legal protections.
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