Tag Archive | Office for National Statistics (ONS)

More British people now identify as LGB

More British people now identify as LGB

More British than ever before identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB), meaning the nation’s gay and bi community grew by more than 15% in a year to reach 1.4 million people, the latest government figures showed on Thursday. An estimated 2.7% of British people aged over 16 defined themselves as LGB in 2019, up […]

UK: Gender ID – court rules against gov’t in census row

UK: Gender ID – court rules against gov’t in census row

Britain’s High Court on Tuesday ordered the government to change its guidance to people filling out the 2021 census to compel transgender people to give their legally recognised sex, following a challenge from women’s rights activists. The court ordered the government’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) to rewrite its guidelines on how people should describe […]

Britain sees big rise in same-sex couples living together

Britain sees big rise in same-sex couples living together

The number of same-sex couples living together in Britain has jumped by more than 50 percent in three years, driven by a big surge in gay marriage, according to official statistics. There were 232,000 same-sex couples living together last year, up from 152,000 in 2015, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The biggest rise […]

Opinion: It’s time to stop looking at bisexual mental health through LGBT+ lens

Opinion: It’s time to stop looking at bisexual mental health through LGBT+ lens

By Lewis Oakley, a bisexual, UK-based, activist. When researching the state of mental health for bisexual people, two things are clear: first, their mental health problems are worse than the average person’s, and second, there aren’t many people working on a solution. Some of the most prominent research available comes from the Office for National Statistics […]