The LSA has joined dozens of other organizations in signing a letter to Congress supporting the passage of the LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act (H.R. 4176). According to the letter, passage of the bill “ will facilitate the collection of voluntary, self‐disclosed demographic data on sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation across federal surveys. This, in turn, would have a transformative effect on advancing the equity of LGBTQI+ people in U.S. STEM fields, including those multiply marginalized by race, ethnicity, disability status, and economic background.” The letter was sent to Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Raúl Grijalva of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

You can read the text of the letter online and learn more about the LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act

The LSA is often called upon to state its position on a matter of public importance to the profession and/or field of linguistics. Read about our other Resolutions, Statements, Endorsements, and related actions.