There should be an option to opt out of the question. If a person wants to be counted among those in the LGBTQ+ community I think they should be able to proudly announce and mark who they are. Some have fought their whole lives to be counted as who they really are after years of hiding. Some are still in hiding. With such a loaded question in the census it should be optional to answer so that those that want to feel safe can opt to remain secret while those who wish to have their voice heard as a proud representative of their respective community can stand and be counted.