A high percentage of respondents reported leaving their spiritual or religious communities, driven by fear of rejection or actual rejection by their communities.
- Half of respondents had been involved in such communities but not in the past 3 years. Nearly two-thirds reported leaving out of fear of rejection or actual rejection.
Gender minorities and Black/African American respondents reported high rates of negative experiences with law enforcement
- 41% of gender minorities and 25% of Black/African American SGM respondents reported at least one of the listed negative experience, compared to 16.8% of all SGM respondents—the most common experience being verbal harassment.
Several respondents have experienced homelessness, yet have not utilized shelters.
- 1 in 8 have experienced homelessness in their lifetimes, and just under 5% within the past 3 years.
- Of those who have stayed at a shelter, over one-third reported negative experiences as an SGM person.