This census information is important because as we determine which social programs to support, were grant monies should be filtered and so forth we need DATA. Understanding the data behind these populations can help us understand how to disburse funding more efficiently per the need. Due to fear and prejudice, the LGBT population is under-documented. I’ve had trouble finding data to support grant requests on behalf of programs supporting at risk Trans youths making it very challenging to secure needed funding. Personally I believe the numbers will show us that the LGBT community is quite significant, hopefully reinforcing the principal that people are people and all deserve equal rights - end of story.