STRIDE participants were recruited from each of five following venue types: (a) bars; (b) non-bar establishments (i.e., other indoor commercial establishments); (c) outdoors; (d) groups; and (e) events. Participants were also recruited using snowball sampling. We were successful at reaching individuals who resided in diverse New York City neighborhoods. As can be seen on the map below, interviewed individuals resided in 128 different New York City zip codes. No more than 3.8% resided in any one zip code area.

The total baseline sample consisted of 524 lesbian, gay, bisexual and straight individuals. More information about the demographic characteristics of the sample can be found by clicking here. At time 2, we interviewed 371 of the 396 LGB participants, yielding a retention rate of 94%.

Ilan Meyer 2012