Evidence Exchange of LGBT 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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Vulvovaginal candidiasis was common in women who have sex with women (18.4%) and was significantly associated with larger numbers of female sexual partners in the previous year.

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Sexual Health: Other

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One in five young LGBT people said they found it difficult to ask for what they wanted in relationships.
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70% of young LGBT people said they had received information on relationships and sexual health.

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Sexual Health: Other

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A survey conducted for older LGB people found that, 60% had witnessed other service users talking negatively about LGB people in general, and 45% had witnessed discriminatory or negative behaviour towards another. 77% reported experiencing discriminatory behaviour, 66% verbal abuse and 44% violence from other service users on account of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other
Crime: Assault

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A survey conducted for older LGB people found that there were some mental health services that they don’t use because of anxiety about experiencing homophobia from other service users. Of those who felt comfortable in most instances being open about their sexual orientation to mental health professionals, only 50% felt as comfortable when it came to other service users.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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A survey conducted for older LGB mental health service users found that, when subjected to homophobic remarks or discriminatory behaviour, only 38% would know how to make a complaint and 50% did not believe it would be taken seriously even if they were to.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other
Crime: Hate Crime

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A survey conducted for older LGB mental health service users found that, over a third of respondents felt that the behaviour of mental health professionals towards them on account of their sexual orientation had made their problems worse.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other

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A survey conducted for older LGB mental health service users found that, 41% reported being subjected to homophobic remarks from professionals and discriminatory behaviour, with a slightly smaller percentage noting mockery and verbal abuse and disclosure of sexual orientation without permission.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Mental Health: Other
Crime: Hate Crime

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A survey conducted for older LGB mental health service users found that, 41 % believed that if there was greater LGB visibility in publicity material they would feel more comfortable to be open about their sexual orientation to all staff.

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Mental Health: Other

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A survey conducted for older LGB mental health service users found that 92% of respondents were able to be ‘out’ within the context of services, and almost half reported that they were pleased with the way in which professionals treated them when they had been open about their sexual orientation.

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Mental Health: Other

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