Gender by default – New Zealand’s proposed approach to collecting data about sex and gender

New Zealand’s official data agency has proposed a ‘gender by default’ approach to how the government collects data about sex and gender. This proposal is part of a consultation being conducted by Stats NZ, New Zealand’s national statistical organisation and the body responsible for the country’s 2023 census. The consultation describes ‘gender by default’ asContinue reading “Gender by default – New Zealand’s proposed approach to collecting data about sex and gender”

Queer erasure in the US census

On 1 April 2020, against the backdrop of an international public health emergency, the United States of America conducted its 24th national census — one of the largest data collection exercises in history. The US census did not ask a question about sexual orientation but it did frame queer identities in a way that endorses a potentiallyContinue reading “Queer erasure in the US census”

EDI Scotland’s response to the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

EDI Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on reform of the Gender Recognition Act. This is an important piece of legislation that will help improve the lives of trans people in Scotland. It is therefore vital that people respond to the consultation, before it closes on 17 March, and express support for theContinue reading “EDI Scotland’s response to the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill”