A recent survey asked members of the LGBTQ community how they have been treated by centers that deal with sexual and physical abuse.
"About 30 percent felt unwelcome at centers," said Zachary Packineau, the chair of the state Health Department's LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee.
Packineau said that survey was done in 2015. And he said there are several reasons for that result.
"North Dakota has a long-standing anti-LGBTQ political climate," Packineau said. "So there's a sense of not being able to be 'out' publicly."