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 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”
Today marks the start of the #UCUStrike — it’s time for senior leaders to move beyond diagnosis and start fixing the problem This week staff at 60 UK higher education institutions are on strike. Industrial action is in response to two related disputes: changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme, the pension plan for most university staff, andContinue reading “Unsure about the university strike? Just look at the data on pay inequality”
Misinformation about the sexual orientation question in Scotland’s 2021 census offers an insight into potential battles that lie ahead.