The number of people identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual LGB in the UK has increased by more than a third in four years, figures show. Data taken from the annual population survey APS , which collects information on self-perceived sexual identity from people aged 16 and over, found that the number had increased from 1. The overall proportion of the UK population that identify as heterosexual, or straight, decreased from In , there were an estimated 1.
Sexual orientation, UK: 2017
Gay people 'at risk of a lonelier old age' | Long-term care | The Guardian
Gay men and women in Britain are far more likely to end up living alone and have less contact with family in later life than heterosexual people, according to a groundbreaking report that raises significant questions for how society responds to their needs. The report, the first of its kind, has implications for GPs, health and social services at a time when Britain's population is ageing. It is estimated that there are a million lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Britain over the age of A YouGov survey, commissioned by the campaign group Stonewall, found that older gay and bisexual men are three times more likely to be single than heterosexual men.
Gay people 'at risk of a lonelier old age'
It was more concerned at identifying the challenges people face as they get older. When asked about the wide discrepancy between the number of older gay men and lesbians in partnerships, AARP indicated this was unsurprising. According to a spokesperson, the discrepancy exists across ages and is not particular to people over the age of