RELATED: Trump Administration Erases LGBT People from Key Annual HHS Survey of Older and Disabled AmericansThe Washington Blade reports:
Said Meghan Maury, Criminal and Economic Justice Project Director, National LGBTQ Task Force, in a statement:
“Today, the Trump Administration has taken yet another step to deny LGBTQ people freedom, justice, and equity, by choosing to exclude us from the 2020 Census and American Community Survey. LGBTQ people are not counted on the Census—no data is collected on sexual orientation or gender identity. Information from these surveys helps the government to enforce federal laws like the Violence Against Women Act and the Fair Housing Act and to determine how to allocate resources like housing supports and food stamps. If the government doesn’t know how many LGBTQ people live in a community, how can it do its job to ensure we’re getting fair and adequate access to the rights, protections and services we need?”
Last week, the Trump administration erased LGBT people from a key annual Health and Human Services survey of older and disabled Americans.