Questions about LGBT+ people quietly deleted from U.S. health surveys

Demographic questions about sexual orientation have been conspicuously removed from new drafts of two surveys administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, advocates for LGBT+ equality at the Center for American Progress have noted.

The deletion raises concerns that the U.S. government will cease collecting information about LGBT+ people more broadly, and that the changes are ideologically and politically motivated.

The AP reports that the spokesperson for the Administration for Community Living, which oversees the two surveys, said that the questions about orientation were among several being eliminated, although recent drafts appear to contradict that claim.

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