Numbers of lesbian gay bi-sexual and transsexual (LGBT) people in South Gloucestershire are not known.  All figures quoted in reports are based on national estimates suggesting that 5-7% of the population are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (around 15,000). 


The Diversity Trust www.diversitytrust.org.uk 

The Diversity Trust is a non-profit private limited company, supplying high quality, bespoke training and consultancy on equality, diversity and inclusion across the UK. Working with diverse communities and partner organisations to;

  • research and engage
  • tackle and prevent hate crime
  • tackle and prevent domestic violence and abuse
  • reduce health inequalities and substance misuse

The Diversity Newsletter is published regularly, giving updates on equality, diversity and inclusion news and the work the Trust does to support work in this area.

South Gloucestershire Council commissioned the Diversity Trust to carry out a study of the health and wellbeing of LGBT people in the district. Read this report here.

Subsequently the Diversity Trust did some specific work with young LGBT people. Read the report here.

Trans (Full) Report 

Trans Report (summary) 

LGBT Youth Report 

Adult Health Report 


Stonewall is an organisation with a mission to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone. Stonewall partners with organisations that help us create real change for the better so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential.

LGBT Britain Trans Report

LGBT in Britain Hate Crime report

LGBT in Schools report


Other Resources

South Gloucestershire Council has developed it’s own pages on the Mind You website (aimed at young people) 

Alphabets LGBTQ and the SG LGBTQ Equality Network has it’s own website 

Advice and guidance for individuals and organisations