November 2022 - Census data are frequently used for making government and philanthropic funding decisions, for enforcing civil rights laws, and for identifying evidence-based policies that can advance equity. That’s why it is so important we are counted as LGBTQI individuals on the 2030 Census.
November 2022 - More and better data about LGBTQI people helps detail the multitude of experiences related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex. Inclusive data collection also combats stereotypes and misinformation about LGBTQI people.
June 2022 - In a blog post on the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, MAP calls for improved data inclusion for LGBTQI people.
March 2022 - MAP signed onto an open letter—joining 189 other LGBTQI and allied organizations—calling for renewed efforts to advance sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex data inclusion on surveys, in administrative data, and in clinical settings.
March 2022 - The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) issued a report with formal recommendations for collecting data on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and variations in sex characteristics. This brief explains why data inclusion is so important for LGBTQI people, what the NASEM report recommends, and what LGBTQI community members and allies can do to advocate for data inclusion.
August 2021 - This blog post highlights the findings of Census data that, for the first time, allowed participants to identify as LGBT.
June 2020 - This blog post describes why having demographic data during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to identify trends in who is impacted and why.