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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92% of LGBT respondents were current drinkers, about half of whom consumed alcohol on a weekly basis.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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Just under 1 in 10 of the male LGBT respondents were currently taking medication for depression.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Just over a fifth of the male LGBT respondents had taken medication for depression at some point.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Just over a quarter of the LGBT respondents who identified as an 'Other' gender had taken medication for depression at some point.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Just under 1 in 10 of the LGBT respondents were currently taking medication for depression.

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Mental Health: Depression

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7% of the female LGBT respondents were currently taking medication for depression.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Just under a quarter of the LGBT respondents had taken medication for depression at some point.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Just over a quarter of the female LGBT respondents had taken medication for depression at some point.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Three quarters of the LGBT respondents who identified as an 'Other' gender reported experiencing depression in the past 30 days.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Half of the female LGBT respondents reported experiencing depression in the past 30 days.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Two fifths of the male LGBT respondents reported experiencing depression in the past 30 days.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Over two fifths of the LGBT respondents reported experiencing depression in the past 30 days.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Over three quarters of the LGBT respondents who identified as having an 'Other' gender reported having experienced depression in their lifetime.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Depression

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Over three quarters of the LGBT respondents who identified as having an 'Other' gender reported having experienced depression in the last year.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Depression

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Two thirds of male LGBT respondents reported having experienced depression in the last year.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Depression

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Two thirds of female LGBT respondents reported having experienced depression in the last year.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Depression

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Two thirds of LGBT respondents reported having experienced depression in the last year.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Nearly 9 in 10 male LGBT respondents reported having experienced depression in their lifetime.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Depression

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Nearly 9 in 10 LGBT respondents reported having experienced depression in their lifetime.

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Mental Health: Depression

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Nearly 9 in 10 female LGBT respondents reported having experienced depression in their lifetime.

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Population Characteristics: Other
Mental Health: Depression

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Nearly 1 in 10 LGBT respondents had missed work to avoid verbal or physical threats and name calling from colleagues while 2% had done this in their current job.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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Over a quarter of LGBT respondents had called hurtful names by work colleagues, while 9% had experienced this in their current job.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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15% of LGBT respondents had been verbally threatened by work colleagues at some point, while 3% had experienced this in their current job.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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7% of LGBT respondents had been physically threatened by work colleagues at some point, while 1% had experienced this in their current job.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Employment

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Less than 1% of all LGBT respondents and 4% of current LGBT school goers said there were workshops for teachers about how to address and understand LGBT issues at their school.

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Discrimination: Education

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Less than 1% of all LGBT respondents and 4% of current LGBT school goers said there were workshops for students addressing LGBT issues at their school.

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Discrimination: Education

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Only 8% of current LGBT school goers and 2% of all LGBT respondents said there was access to information about LGBT support/youth groups at their school.

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Discrimination: Education

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Only 8% of current LGBT school goers and 5% of all LGBT respondents said there was relationships and sexuality education including LGBT specific information at their school.

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Discrimination: Education

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Half of current LGBT school goers and three fifths of all LGBT respondents said there were aware of homophobic bullying by students at their school.

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Discrimination: Bullying, Education

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Nearly half all LGBT respondents and two fifths of current LGBT school goers said there was a failure or refusal to address LGBT issues/concerns in school classes.

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Discrimination: Education

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