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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5% of LGBT male participants wanted to do lawn bowls but didn't because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Sport, Sport

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Nearly half of LGBT male participants wanted to play Australian football but didn't because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Sport

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18% of LGBT male participants wanted to play rugby but didn't because of their sexual orientation.

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Discrimination: Sport

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26% of LGBT male participants and 10% of female participants reported there were sports they would like to play but did not because of their sexuality.

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Discrimination: Sport

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58% of the transgender participants reported that there are sports they would like to play but don’t, and this was due to gender identity rather than sexual identity.

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Discrimination: Sport

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A quarter of LGBT participants identified social interaction/friendship as the main reason for participation in sport and physical activity.

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Mental Health: Building Social Networks
Discrimination: Sport

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35% of LGBT participants identified health and fitness as the main reason for participation in sport and physical activity

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Physical Health: Other

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14% of LGBT participants identified enjoyment as the main reason for participation in sport and physical activity.

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Discrimination: Sport

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43% of LGBT participants experienced sexism but only 17% reported this.

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Discrimination: Other

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3% of LGBT participants reported an experience of physical homophobic assault at some time during their involvement in sport.

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Discrimination: Sport

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16% of LGBT participants who experienced abuse wile undertaking sport and confronted it, felt offended and angry, but importantly, focussed the feelings on the abuser.

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Discrimination: Sport

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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.

Topics:
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.

Topics:
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.

Topics:
Discrimination: Employment
Mental Health: Coming Out

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