Office of Science and Technology Policy Seeks Comments on LGBTQI+ Equity

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a federal register notice requesting input from the public to help inform the development of the Federal Evidence Agenda on LGBTQI+ Equity. This will improve the Federal government’s ability to make data-informed policy decisions that advance equity for the LGBTQI+ community.  All written comments are due by October 3, 2022.

OSTP welcomes comments on the topics below:

  • Description of disparities faced by LGBTQI+ individuals that could be better understood through Federal statistics and data collection.
  • Identifying Federal data collections where improved sex characteristics data collection may be important for advancing the Federal Government’s ability to measure disparities facing LGBTQI+ individuals.
  • Identifying practices for all agencies engaging in sex characteristics data collection to follow in order to safeguard privacy, security, and civil rights, including with regard to appropriate and robust practices of consent for the collection of this data and restrictions on its use or transfer.