In this episode of The Good Robot podcast, Dr Kevin Guyan talks about the census, and the best ways of asking people to identify themselves. The podcast discusses why surveys that you fill in by hand offer less restrictive options for self-identification than online forms, and how queer communities are not just identified but produced through the counting of a census.
For institutions, the diversity tick box is all the rage – but it really shouldn’t be. Kevin Guyan, author of Queer Data, reflects on the problem with upholding numerical diversity as a fix-all to inequality and oppression.
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.
For 2022 Pride month, I shared themes from QUEER DATA with Bloomsbury Publishing’s LGBTQ+ Network. My talk explored the limitations (and potential harms) of current approaches to equality, diversity and inclusion in the publishing industry.