What : The Census Bureau will release its first-ever official PSAs for the LGBT community, encouraging LGBT people to mail back Census forms. There are six different videos, including one Spanish-language video, each featuring a well-known community leader.
This is the first time in history that the Census has created PSAs specifically targeting the LGBT community.
Special guests George Takei and his husband Brad Altman will speak at the press conference, and will also screen their own Census PSA, “Be Counted.”
When : Monday April 5, 2010, 2pm EST
Where : LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th Street, New York, NY 10011, Room 301
-Actor George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes) and his husband Brad Altman
-New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
-Che Ruddell-Tabisola, National LGBT Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau
-Glennda Testone, Executive Director, LGBT Center
For Media Inquiries Contact: Igor M. Alves, Media Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau, (212) 356-3089, Igor.firstname.lastname@example.org
For Event Inquiries Contact: Becca Palmer, Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau, (201) 927-0685, Rebecca.email@example.com
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