If you don’t read the Director’s blog at the US Census Bureau, you should. Robert Santos, Director, came out with an interesting blog post today. The Bureau is advocating for “the accomplishments and resiliance of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) community.” See blog start and link below. It is positive and downright happy. We do not disagreee, but we wonder where the Multiracial community is in the Census Bureau landscape. They never mention us. They ignore us. We do not exist. Multiracial people have a right to be included. We call on Director Santos to include us in a blog post.

Director’s Blog: Hidden No Longer: Expanding Our Knowledge on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

In this Director’s blog, the Census Bureau is expanding our knowledge on measuring sexual orientation and gender identity.

Written by: Robert Santos, Director

Happy Pride Month, everyone! In June our nation celebrates the accomplishments and resilience of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) community. To further that celebration, I want to talk about how we at the U.S. Census Bureau are expanding our knowledge on measuring sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).

The LGBTQIA+ population is a growing and a beautifully diversifying part of our American landscape. Now, the Census Bureau’s mission is to provide quality information about our nation’s people and families. This necessarily includes our LGBTQIA+ population, which is found across all demographic, social, and economic groups in the United States.