LGBT facts and figures

Michael Biggs


Focus of British organizations: Stonewall, Equality Network, LGBT Youth Scotland
Focus of U.S. organizations: Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD
British grants: Big Lottery Fund, BBC Children in Need
Revenue of British organizations: Mermaids.


Stonewall words

Source: Stonewall’s annual reports to the
Charity Commission.
Method: Adobe’s advanced search used to count the number of whole words in each pdf document: (1) lesbian, lesbians; (2) gay; (3) bi, bisexual, bisexuals; (4) trans, transgender, transsexual, transsexuals.


Equality Network words

Source: Equality Network’s annual reports to
Companies House.
Method: A Scottish feminist counted the number of words in each document: (1) lesbian, lesbians; (2) gay; (3) bi, bisexual, bisexuals; (4) trans, transgender, transsexual, transsexuals.


LGBT Youth Scotland words

Source: LGBT Youth Scotland’s annual reports to
Companies House.
Method: A Scottish feminist counted the number of words in each document: (1) lesbian, lesbians; (2) gay; (3) bi, bisexual, bisexuals; (4) trans, transgender, transsexual, transsexuals.


HRC words

Source: HRC’s
annual reports.
Method: Adobe’s advanced search used to count the number of whole words in each pdf document: (1) lesbian, lesbians; (2) gay; (3) bi, bisexual, bisexuals; (4) trans, transgender, transsexual, transsexuals.

Protest in DC Women’s Liberation Front protesting outside HRC headquarters, Washington, DC, January 2019.
(Video)



GLAAD words

Source: GLAAD’s
annual performance reports.
Method: Adobe’s advanced search used to count the number of whole words in each pdf document: (1) lesbian, lesbians; (2) gay; (3) bi, bisexual, bisexuals; (4) trans, transgender, transsexual, transsexuals.


Big Lottery funds to LGBT

Source: Database on 360 Giving. All grants from Big Lottery Fund whose title or description includes: lesbian OR gay OR bisexual OR transgender OR transsexual OR LGBT OR LGBTQ.
Method: Sum of the value for grants whose description contains the specified text string. Description missing for some grants in 2014 and earlier years.


BBC Children in Need

Source: BBC Children in Need, Grant Funded Projects ... as at November 2017.
Method: Grants identified by searching each document for the following words: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans.


Mermaids

Source: Mermaids’ annual reports to the Charity Commission; reports for previous incarnation (charity number 1073991) obtained from the Charity Commission under Freedom of Information.
Method: Income deflated by Consumer price inflation time series.


Michael Biggs, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford