The Census is under way and is an important part of funding for programs at The Center. Many essential services that our community received from federal funds depend on the Census count to decide how much funding will be available for things like roads, schools, health services, emergency assistance, and many other essential programs. With the global pandemic, the Census Bureau's job of door-to-door counting becomes even more challenging. By now, you should have received a mailer from the Census. Completing the online census is fast and east. Just follow the instructions on the mailer. If you have not received a mailer, you can still complete the online form. Visit http://census.nv.gov.
Like many surveys we fill out, the Census restricts the responses to this question to “male” and “female” only. Unfortunately, this question fails to acknowledge the myriad of sexes and genders that exist.
Transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming folks navigate this question - and the gender binary itself - every day of their lives. This survey is no different; you can self-identify here in the way that feels most comfortable for you. The Census Bureau does not cross-reference individuals’ answers on the Census with any other documentation. Your answer to this question does not need to match what you have on official documents. For the 2020 Census survey, answer this question in whichever way feels best to you, or not at all. The most important thing is that you complete the Census so that Nevada will get our fair share of resources to build better lives and for the people who live here.
For more information, refer to The National LGBTQ Task Force’s Guide to the 2020 Census.