Civitas Review

The LGBT Community, US Census and Hypocrisy

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Jan
13

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is at it again. This time, it is targeting the United States Census demanding a "Queer Census." The front page of their website reads:

We know it's a little clichéd – but here's what we want to tell the census: We're here. We're queer. And we want you to ask us about it.

It's crazy – the U.S. Census Bureau wants an accurate count of everyone in the country – but there's no question in the survey that asks if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

You read that right: LGBT people are basically invisible in the survey that is supposed to reflect the diversity of America's population – and that's a big problem.

The real problem, however, is the hypocritical message being sent to America. On one hand, the LGBT community demands that sexuality should not be a decisive factor in receiving government benefits, the right to marry or employment. Yet, on the other hand, support a campaign which places a huge emphasis on sexuality and demands a separate "question" entirely. Evidently, stating one's age, DOB, race, sex and residence is not enough.