Detail from 2020 US Census
February 11, 2020

Counting LGBT Communities: SAGE and the 2020 Census

by SAGE Communications / Diverse Elders Coaltion

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.

»Read full article on the Diverse Elders Coalition website