Lesbian Dad

We’re here, we’re queer, etc.

IMG_9822Anyone who reads stuff online, particularly LGBT thinky stuff, will surely have seen treatment of the census topic and we invisible/ blurry/ quizzical/ perpetually misread LGBT people.

Still, I thought I’d aid and abet.  I got my notice from our daughter’s public school some time ago, saying the census would be coming, and that as a family we should be sure to be counted.

Har! Not our family!  At least not without the cunning strategy most folks are directing toward their tax returns this time of year. I prepared to be irritated.

I also sent away for my handy-dandy “Queer the Census” sticker which I will happily affix to the envelope, with no particular certainty as to its impact on anything more than the schlepp who opens the envelopes.  But at least the schlepp will see that we’re organized, and that many of us are peeved enough to plaster the exterior of our census forms with a gi-normous pink sticker. (I’ve been running a link for it down in the little LGBT civil rights aisle of the sidebar there for months, but if you read this in a Google reader or something, you’ve been missing out. Git yers here!)

Here’s Dana at Mombian, talking about the census in general, Our Families Count’s public education campaign, and how many of us non-bio parents of kids might, or might not, or could maybe hazard a path through the contradictory series of boxes to check.  She and also commenters have given this some good thought.

Last word on this goes to Kate Clinton, who I’m splashing all over the LD home page this week with a slot here plus down in my selected video dealie on the sidebar, which, again, only those of you who read this in situ ever see (no disrespect, Google reader peeps! love ya any way you’ll have me!).


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