Over the course of the last 16 months, federal surveys and other data collections have slowly stopped asking about sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI). This includes data collection about teen crime victims, homeless youth, and older Americans.
These questions ask respondents to voluntarily disclose their SOGI to help inform policy making. Rolling back these data collections weakens the limited data the federal government currently collects and ultimately makes it harder to effectively address the
needs of LGBT people.