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2020 Census

How does the census record sex/gender?

The 2020 Census will ask for the sex, not the gender, of each individual, with options for male or female. For transgender, non-binary, or gender-nonconforming individuals, the National LGBTQ Taskforce recommends, "you can self-identify in the way that feels most comfortable for you." We realize the available options are limiting.

At this time there are two options:

Male & Female 

Your Responses Are a Valuable Resource

Your responses will provide the most reliable data to date on the number of same-sex marriages and same-sex cohabiting partners in the United States—vital information for advocates, policymakers, and researchers working on LGBTQ+ issues.