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Table 2 Neilands sexual stigma scale items

From: Validity and reliability of the Neilands sexual stigma scale among Kenyan gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men

Item Question Ever Experienced*
N (%)
1 How often have you heard that homosexuals are not normal? 701 (80.5)
2 How often have you felt that you hurt and embarrassed your family because you have sex with men? 479 (55.0)
3 How often have you been made fun of or called names because you have sex with men? 507 (58.2)
4 How often have you been hit or beaten up because you have sex with men? 211 (24.2)
5 How often have you had to pretend that you are not homosexual in order to be accepted? 622 (71.4)
6 How often has your family not accepted you because you have sex with men? 274 (31.5)
7 How often have you lost your friends because you have sex with men? 453 (52.0)
8 How often have you been kicked out of school because you have sex with men? 130 (14.9)
9 How often have you lost a place to live because you have sex with men? 315 (36.2)
10 How often have you lost a job or career opportunity because you have sex with men? 245 (28.1)
11 How often have you experienced police harassment because you have sex with men? 269 (30.9)
  1. *Response choices include: Once or twice, A few times, or Many times