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?
2022 has been a very different year for me. My first book Queer Data was published in January and I found myself speaking about the dangers of LGBTQ data at governments, tech companies, data conferences, charities, universities and book festivals.
The Scottish Government’s formation of a Working Group to examine ‘problems’ that impact non-binary people is a step in the right direction but might not go far enough.
Evidence session of the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee, 7 June 2022.