What happens at the intersection where queer lives meet the data practices of a national census? Who benefits and who loses? And how might collecting and presenting data about queer lives push the ideals of justice and liberation further into the distance?
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To engage LGBTQ+ people in data collection, we need to look at its harmful history
LGBTQ+ communities are told that to change the status quo we first need to gather evidence about the nature, size and scale of the problem before work can commence. But, considering data’s dark past, why should we participate? I wrote an article for The Conversation for LGBT History Month on the harmful history of collectingContinue reading “To engage LGBTQ+ people in data collection, we need to look at its harmful history”
GAY TIMES interview
Data can be difficult to understand. Whether it’s attempting to analyse the numbers, unpacking the jargon or feeling overwhelmed with the general topic at hand, it makes sense why many of us might steer away from the stats. But, in his debut book, Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action, Dr Kevin GuyanContinue reading “GAY TIMES interview”
For Queer Communities, Being Counted Has Downsides
I have written a piece for WIRED on the collection of more data about gender and sexuality in national censuses and how this can come at the price of real action. Read the full article on the WIRED website.