Left out, kept out
It didn’t register much earlier this year because of the chaotic presidency that has scrambling journalists fixated on what “this is not normal” aspect of the Trump presidency to focus on (spoiler: racism, prejudice, stereotypes are all classically American). But in March, the US Census Bureau removed any references to LGBT+ members of the American public from a draft of the 2020 US Census.
To be clear, LGBT questions have never been a part of the census: America has done gloriously throughout most of this country’s history at removing us from where it likes looking. But since we won the right to marry, and had the audacity to ask for a rainbow crosswalk despite the heavy panting and furious typing in Facebook comments, we have actually arrived