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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43% of trans people in the US had been a victim of violence or crime, with 75% of those attributing a motive of either transphobia or homophobia to it.

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Crime: Hate Crime

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45% of trans people reported family breakdown which was due to their cross gender identity. 37% are excluded from family events and have family members who no longer speak to them because they have transitioned to their acquired gender, and 20% of respondents felt informally excluded from their local community and neighbourhood since their transition.

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Discrimination: Other

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34% of trans people obtain a degree or higher degree, compared to the UK national average of only 27%.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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64% of young trans men and 44% of young trans women will experience harassment or bullying at school, not just from their fellow pupils but also from school staff including teachers.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Education
Crime: Hate Crime

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1 in 4 trans people live in private rented accommodation, which is double the figure for the UK general population. Private sector housing provision is often of poorer quality with less security of tenure

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Population Characteristics: Other

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47% of trans people do not use public, social or leisure facilities for fear of discriminatory treatment – by being refused access, or having their access limited in some way.

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Discrimination: Public Life

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73% of trans people have experienced harassment, with 10% being victims of threatening behaviour when out in public spaces.

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Crime: Hate Crime
Discrimination: Public Life

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18.5% of trans people who had interactions with the police felt they were not treated appropriately.

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Discrimination: Public Life

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17% of trans people had experience with a doctor or nurse who did not approve of gender reassignment, and hence refused services. 29% felt that being trans adversely affected the way they were treated by health care professionals.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

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21% of trans people who went to seek help from a GP to begin the process of obtaining gender reassignment surgery, did not get help and in 6% of cases the GP actually refused to help.

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Discrimination: Healthcare
Population Characteristics: Other

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21% of trans people start the transition process by seeking help from a knowledgeable GP to begin the process of obtaining gender reassignment surgery, or other relevant services.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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1 in 4 trans people are made to use an inappropriate toilet in the workplace, or none at all, in the early stages of transition.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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At work over 10% of trans people experienced being verbally abused and 6% were physically assaulted. As a consequence of harassment and bullying 25% of trans people will feel obliged to change their jobs.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Crime: Hate Crime, Assault

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42% of trans people not living permanently in their preferred gender role were prevented from doing so because they feared it might threaten their employment status.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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44% of trans people not living permanently in their preferred gender, intended to do so in the future.

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Population Characteristics: Other

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Only 27% of LGB people aged over 50 say that they have experienced homophobic bullying compared with 65% of young LGB people at school in 2007.

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Discrimination: Bullying

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LGBT people believe that they would face barriers from political parties should they run for parliament. Nearly 9 in 10 think they would face barriers from the Conservative Party, 6 in 10 believe they would face difficulties from the Labour party and nearly half believed they would face barriers from the Liberal Democrats.

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Discrimination: Public Life

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Despite being ineligible to donate blood, 10.6% of men who reported sex with another man also reported blood donation, 2.5% reported blood donation in the last year.

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Discrimination: Healthcare

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82% of LGBT people felt they had taken risks when using alcohol or drugs.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol, Drugs

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93% of LGBT people drink alcohol.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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