Employee Questionnaire Asks Federal Workers For First Time: Are You Gay?

There’s nothing like a good probing about your sexuality from a boss or co-worker. Unless you blow your cover with talk of a boyfriend or life partner, they’re not really supposed to ask directly.

But now the government is changing up those rules by asking federal workers if they’re gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, reports the Washington Post.

The survey is anonymous, and since government employees might be considered a microcosm of the general population, we could get a better estimate on how many LGBTs there are in America.

NOTE: This story has been edited to reflect that the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey is anonymous.