Sources for Page 3 Infographic: Creating Space for L.G.B.T. People of Faith 

Over 40% of L.G.B.T. Americans identify as religious – 5.3 million people. [Source]

Of this numberover 2 million identify as “highly religious.” [Source]

Of 13 million total L.G.B.T. adults [Source]

Yet nearly 30% of L.G.B.T. adults have reported feeling unwelcome in a place of worship. [Source]

And very religious L.G.B.T. people are at a higher risk for suicide [Source]

About 40% of homeless youth identify as L.G.B.T. [Source]

Of homeless L.G.B.T. youth, 50% were kicked out by religious families. [Source]

Studies have shown that people with spiritual or religious practices have better mental health outcomes [Source]

L.G.B.T. people of faith need space for connection, community and affirmation – a place of worship that is mobile, accessible and always has its doors open.

Believe Out Loud provides this to over208,000 followers in 44 countrieson 6 continents! [Source: Sprout Social Demographics, filtered 7/1/19-6/30/20; Believe Out Loud]

Believe Out Loud’s reach extends to countries where homosexuality is criminalized on religious grounds, including: 

Malaysia [Source]

Nigeria [Source]

Pakistan [Source]

 

Source for Page 4: Our COVID-19 impact 

By June 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 40% of Americans had experienced mental health challenges during the pandemic. [Source]

…Blanton-Peale, which supports a population that is 58% people of color and 32% L.G.B.T. [Source]