About Us

What is Our Families Count?

Our Families Count is an entirely voluntary public education campaign launched in fall 2009. This campaign represents a collaborative effort by leaders and community organizers across the LGBT and ally spectrum in America. Our partnership website, www.ourfamiliescount.org, is maintained by Bilerico Media which also is the proud owner and donor of the domain.

Our Families Count has only one mission: to educate and motivate all LGBT Americans and households to be visible in 2010, and to take part in the 2010 U.S. Census. This education campaign also reflects our deepening cooperation with the U.S. Census Bureau, which has actively sought our leadership in reaching out to many Americans who so often are overlooked and undercounted. They share our goal in achieving an accurate picture of our true numbers in the United States.

While LGBT community leaders and groups will advocate on many public policy issues, this campaign takes no position on specific issues or questions.

Members of the Our Families Count partnership

Community leaders

Business Leaders

Research and Academic Leaders

If your organization or community group wishes to collaborate and to endorse the education mission for Our Families Count, please fill out the Join Us form.