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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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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Transgendered people are more likely to smoke cigarettes than LGB people. 28% of LGB people are regular smokers and 16% are occasional smokers compared with 32% of Transgendered people who are regular smokers and 24% are who are occasional smokers.

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Substance Misuse: Smoking

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In Northern Ireland, heterosexual men are more likely to drink alcohol than heterosexual women, 78% compared with 72%. However for the LGBT population this is reversed, with 93% of women and 89% of LGBT men drinking alcohol.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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LGBT are twice as likely to drink daily or on most days than heterosexual people (13% and 6% respectively).

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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91% of LGBT people drink alcohol compared with 74% of heterosexual people.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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Half of transgendered people showed one or more indicators of drug abuse.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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LGBT people are 3 times as likely to have taken an illicit drug in their lifetime (62%) than heterosexual people (22%).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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Lesbian or gay people are more likely to take Viagra (37.5%) compared with bisexual people (25%) and heterosexual people (13.5).

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Substance Misuse: Drugs

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84.7% of gay and bisexual men reported using alcohol in the last year, of these, 13.1% reported being concerned about their alcohol use.

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Substance Misuse: Alcohol

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