2020 census: What LGBTQ Americans should know

Wade Shipman and Jonathan Fillingane stand at the altar while getting married during a Marriage Equality Day ceremony at the San Diego, County Fair. | Sandy Huffaker / Corbis via Getty Images file

By Tim Fitzsimons

As households across the United States start to receive their 2020 census packets, LGBTQ advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people living in the country are counted and understand what’s at stake when it comes to the decennial survey.

“We want LGBTQ folks to know that census data are used to allocate political power,” said Meghan Maury, policy director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, which […]


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