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Members of the Our Families Count partnership are glad to assist members of the media. Please contact us at and include your name, organization, phone number, questions and deadline. Members of the media may also contact any of the Our Families Count partners, who can serve as resources on our many LGBT communities.

janguloJavier Angulo
(562) 367-4292
Resource on Hispanic and
Spanish-speaking LGBT communities / Recursos acerca de comunidades LGBT Hispanas y Hispanohablantes

FCheltenhamFaith Cheltenham
(800) 585-9368
Resource on Bisexual Americans
and LGBT People of Color

bdeguzmanBen de Guzman
National Queer API Alliance
(202) 422-4909
Resource on Asian American, South Asian,
Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander LGBT communities

efowlkesEarl Fowlkes
International Federation of Black Prides, Inc.
(202) 841-7104
Resource on LGBT African American communities


Gary Gates
The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
(310) 267-4382
Resource on LGBT Demographics and Analysis


Mara Keisling
National Center for Transgender Equality
(202) 903-0112
Resource on Transgender Americans and households


Cathy Renna
Service and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
(917) 757-6123
Resource on elder LGBT Americans

gvarnumGregory Varnum
National Youth Advocacy Coalition
(800) 541-6922 ext. 19
Resource on LGBT Youth

bwiteckBob Witeck
Witeck-Combs Communications
(202) 887-0500 ext. 19
General Media Resource and
Press Contact for Our Families Count partnership The U.S. Census & LGBT Households
May 14, 2010

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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

(Washington, DC) 6 de mayo de 2010 –Esta semana, como millones de México-americanos celebran el Cinco de Mayo, los líderes de las organizaciones americanas más importantes que sirven a nuestra diversidad étnica de hogares lésbicos, gay, bisexual y transgéneros, LGBT…

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LGBT Communities of Color Unite for the 2010 Census Fear doesn’t count” “El miedo no cuenta.”
May 6, 2010

May 6, 2010 (Washington DC) – This week, as millions of Mexican-Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the leaders of America’s top organizations serving our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diverse ethnic households and people of color speak out about…

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Privacy and the 2010 Census: Count Me In
May 3, 2010

By Masen Davis, Executive Director
Transgender Law Center

Starting Saturday, May 1, a small army of Census workers will begin walking door to door throughout America.  While 7 out of 10 households already have mailed their forms back, that…

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72% of America’s Households Mail Back Their 2010 Census Forms How Does Your Own Community Measure Up?
April 28, 2010

Important Advice for LGBT Households when Census Takers Come to your Door

April 27, 2010 (Washington DC) – This week, the U.S. Census made it official that over 7 out of 10 (72%) of all American households…

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Press Release: Our Own Voices, Our Own Words
April 15, 2010

Video Testimonials by LGBT Leaders for the 2010 Census
Watch.  Listen.  Share. And Be Counted in 2010.

April 15, 2010 (Washington DC) – It’s not too late to fill out and return your 2010 Census form, as 19 lesbian,…

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SEATTLE TIMES: Gays and the census: an honest view of American families
April 12, 2010

Social change usually occurs in incremental steps, and this week — census week — offers encouraging word that gay and lesbian couples who share a home can describe themselves on the forms as husbands or wives. more…

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METRO WEEKLY: New Math: 2010 Census increases outreach to LGBT community and moves a step closer to counting its members
April 8, 2010

As Americans fill out their once-a-decade U.S. Census forms, the Census Bureau is implementing part of what one senior Census Bureau employee called ”historic” efforts at counting LGBT people in the Census. more…

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April 6, 2010

Star Trek’s George Takei and husband: Check married ‘if you consider yourself married’. more…

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BAY WINDOWS: The 2010 Census: the next great chapter in America’s story
April 6, 2010

Okay, it’s time again for the Census. Yet some of our closest friends I won’t name (but they know who they are) seem to be scratching their heads to decide whether to fill out their Census forms and mail them…

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