The Task Force realized that not every gay person is in a couple, and not every queer person can be found by asking about relationships, so they're protesting the fact that there's no question about sexuality or gender identity by distributing this sticker to put on the Census envelope:
The motivation is good - it'd be nice to have an accurate count of how many of us there are and to know where we all live and to get that sort of data on people. But....
The Census doesn't ask about a lot of things. There's no question on the Census forms most people will be filling out about religion, income level, education, documentation, languages spoke, or marital history. It'd also be nice to know all of those things, but they aren't asking.
Even if the Census asked, it'd be far from accurate. There are plenty of men who have sex with men who don't identify as gay or bisexual (like Larry Craig). There are plenty of transsexual people who don't identify as transgender. And there are plenty of people who'd rather not say even if they do identify as bi, gay, or trans. I remember an anonymous survey my college would do, and it asked "What do you identify as to your friends?" followed by "What do you identify as to yourself?" The data collected were very different, especially when it came to the percentage of people who identified as bisexual. And that didn't get into the personal grounds of behavior or the murky question of attraction.
Anyway, this is all academic to me since I've been living off and on in the Hated Anti-Real America for the past five years and will not be in the US on April first. What do you think? Should the Census ask about sexuality and transgender status?