Stonewall, as the leading organisation advocating for LGBT+ rights in the UK, says it is a reasonable estimate that there are between 5-7% people in the UK who are LGBT+.
Some further interesting statistics:
- One in five LGBT people have experienced a hate crime or incident because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the last 12 months
- Two in five trans people have experienced a hate crime or incident because of their gender identity in the last 12 months
- Nearly half (42 per cent) of trans people are not living permanently in their preferred gender role stated they are prevented from doing so because they fear it might threaten their employment status
- Nearly half (45 per cent) of LGBT pupils – including 64 per cent of trans pupils – are bullied for being LGBT in Britain’s schools. This is down from 55 per cent of lesbian, gay and bi pupils who experienced bullying because of their sexual orientation in 2012 and 65 per cent in 2007
- A quarter of the world’s population believes that being LGBT should be a crime
- 1 in 3 homeless youth are LGBT
- LGBT people are more likely to be substance dependent
- LGBT people are more likely to face mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety
Stonewall: The Gay British Crime Survey (2013) and LGBT in Britain – Hate Crime (2017)
Stonewall: Gay in Britain (2013) and Engendered Penalities (2007)
Stonewall: The School Report (2017) and The RaRE Research Report (2015)
Stonewall: Stonewall’s International Work and ILGA World (2016).
University of Central Lancashire, 2014
King et al 2008
Stonewall works for acceptance without exception for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.
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