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Queering the Census: What's At Stake for LGBTQ+ Communities With a Month Left To Go

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Nonprofits that serve the LGBTQ+ community are among the many that rely on census data to petition for funding, expand their services to vulnerable populations, and educate policymakers about the populations they serve.

U.S. Census data also determines federal funding for schools, hospitals, and a wide range of social programs that serve county residents in general.

With a month left to go in the decennial count after the Trump administration moved up the census deadline to Sept. 30, LGBTQ+ organizations members are working hard to get the word out about participation and what's at stake.