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LGBT Data Collection

We Count, So Count Us: Three Reasons It's Important to Collect Census Data on LGBTQ People

Meghan Maury | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Meghan Maury

I want our government to accurately count us because it gives us power, tells us how to make life better for our community, and gives us hope. We need to know that we're one of many. I will press the Census Bureau to help us prove that, by adding questions to the census and other surveys about sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Unmeasured LGBT Life

Robert Espinoza | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

As we age, each of us will need to ask for support. But if we're LGBT, the type of institutional support we receive will rely largely on questions that have already been asked about us. If we're denied data to craft relevant health interventions, we will perish off-screen in droves, measured only by the shallowest of statistics.