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2020 CENS US


What will the 2020 Census ask about LGBT identities?

For the first time, the 2020 Census will add specific checkboxes for same-sex couples to identify themselves in the question about how each person in the household is related to the person who filled out the questionnaire. The new census form will include separate categories for “opposite-sex” and “same-sex” spouses and unmarried partners.

While we still await questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to be added to the census, this is a crucial opportunity for LGBT households to be counted in 2020 that brings us one step closer to understanding and identifying our community members across the country.

2020 census: What LGBTQ Americans should know

To learn more about the 2020 Census and what it means to the LGBTQ community we've provided resources and links.

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"Counting LGBT Communities: SAGE and the 2020 Census"


SAGE joins our partners at the Diverse Elders Coalition in encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older people to complete the 2020 Census. The Census is our once-in-a-decade opportunity for government, researchers, and advocates to gather national data on the U.S. population and allocate resources accordingly.


Stand up and be counted. Fill out your form here.

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