Resources from U.S. Census
Our Families Count is proud to share these resources from the U.S. Census Bureau.
U.S. Census Bureau Toolkit for LGBT Communities
- LGBT Communities and the 2010 Census: A Snapshot – How do same-sex headed families fill out the census? What about transgender individuals? All the facts for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people plus first-of-their kind demographic maps of same-sex households by race and ethnicity (as demonstrated in the 2000 Census). Available in English and Spanish.
- Information for Transgender Communities – Smart questions and the right answers about the 2010 Census for Transgender Communities.
- It’s Up to You action flyer – Steps you can take today to get involved and tell every LGBT person in your community about the 2010 Census.
- Mail It Back palm card – Give this to everyone you meet and ask: “Can I count on you to fill out the census when it arrives in March and mail it back?”
- Sample Partnership Announcement – Stepping up to spread the word? Let your members, subscribers and constituents know why your organization is signing up to be a 2010 Census partner.
- Sample newsletter, e-mail and Website copy – Need the right message? Look no farther.
- Sample messages for texting, Twitter and Facebook – Keep it short but keep it accurate. These are designed to help with online and digital messaging for all.
- 2010 Census Participation Rates – Check out the percentage of households in your community that have already submitted their Census 2010 form. Do your part to push your home town into the “top 10″ today. Fill it out and send it back.
Public Service Announcements:
- Ben de Guzman, Co-Director for Programming, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
- Earl Fowlkes, President/CEO, International Federation of Black Prides
- Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality
- Harry Knox, Director of Religion and Faith Program, Human Rights Campaign
- Maxim Thorne, Senior Vice President, NAACP
- Lisbeth Melendez Rivera, Interim Executive Director, Unid@s – National Latin@ LGBT Human Rights Organization
- The Dallas Rainbow Council, Jesse Garcia
- Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders, Karen Taylor
- The Williams Distinguished Scholar, UCLA School of Law, Gary Gates
- Washington State Human Rights Commission, Charlene Strong
- Transgender Law Center, Masen Davis
- National Center for Transgender Equality, Mara Keisling
- International Federation of Black Prides, Earl Fowlkes
- BiNet USA, Faith Cheltenham
- National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, Ben de Guzman
- Associate Executive Director, Resource Center Dallas, Bret Camp
- Human Rights Campaign, Harry Knox
- UNID@S National Latin@ LGBT Human Rights Organization, Lisbeth Melendez Rivera
- National Youth Advocacy Coalition, Greg Varnum
- LGBT Community Organizer, Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz
- Human Rights Campaign, Lorie and Jane Burch
- California Faith for Equality, Kerry Chaplin
- Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), Glenn Magpantay & Malcolm Goeken Magpantay
- Board of Directors, Family Equality Council, Alan Bernstein
Contact a U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialist
U.S. Census Bureau Partnership Specialists are working with LGBT Communities across the country. Contact a local or national Partnership Specialist today for Census materials, assistance organizing events and the latest news about the 2010 Census.
Timothy P. Olson
Assistant Division Chief,
Field Division, Washington, D.C.
National LGBT Partnership
p>Using census data and other sources of information, we know that children in gay and lesbian couple households have poverty rates twice those of children in heterosexual married couple households.
The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
- May 14, 2010
Expression808.com: The U.S. Census & LGBT Households
- May 6, 2010
Las Comunidades de Color Lesbiana, Gay, Bisexual y Transgénero se unen para el Censo “Fear doesn’t count” “El miedo no cuenta”
- May 6, 2010
LGBT Communities of Color Unite for the 2010 Census Fear doesn’t count” “El miedo no cuenta.”
- May 3, 2010
Privacy and the 2010 Census: Count Me In
- April 28, 2010
72% of America’s Households Mail Back Their 2010 Census Forms How Does Your Own Community Measure Up?
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