These maps offer an overview of who the SJS team interviewed, and where they are within the U.S. All population data is based on the U.S. Census, 2010 (in aqua). The second layer of data (in orange) is from the SJS data (2010).
Total Population, People of Color, U.S.
Total SJS Sample, LGBT People of Color, U.S.
These illustrated maps demonstrate several key points about the SJS Project: 1) the research team was successful in their efforts to go to places where LGBT people of color live in order to include them in the study; 2) LGBT people of color tend to stay in their "home" communities, bounded by race or ethnicity, rather than relocate to "gay meccas" in large urban areas; and, 3) we - LGBT people of color - really are everywhere.
The SJS researchers tested and re-tested this survey before use in the field in 2010 (January-December). This is the original, 105-item survey, administered to approximately 5,000 people. You can download it here. [PDF]
The research team also administered a supplement to approximately 600 people at the GMHC House of Latex Ball (August, 2010). This version of the survey included 10 additional items about the House and Ball community, about mobile technology and about contact with police. Questions that appear only in the supplement are indicated by the letter "G" before the question number. You can download the entire survey with the supplmental questions here. [PDF]
The sample for the study was generated through a variety of strategies, including:
- venue-based sampling at stategic events,
- snowball sampling,
- respondent-driven sampling, and
- the Internet (20%).