The UK Statistics Agency needs to move beyond ‘being inclusive’ as an aspiration and ensure their outputs decrease rather than increase confusion about gender, sex and sexuality data.
Ahead of Scotland’s 2022 census, an international team of over 300 scientific experts in quantitative data have written an open letter to National Records of Scotland and the Scottish Government affirming that the census should ask about lived sex. The publication of the open letter was covered in The Herald on Sunday 4 April 2021.Continue reading “Hundreds of academics back self-ID sex question in Scottish census”
Recent months have witnessed an acceleration in attempts to erase trans people from data collection activities in the UK, the last-minute change to guidance for the sex question in the English and Welsh census is only the latest example of data vandalism.
Sunday 21 March 2021 is census day in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For the first time, censuses will ask questions about sexual orientation and trans/gender identity. Ahead of this landmark moment in LGBTQ history, this guide supports teaching on the topics of gender, sex and sexuality data; the design of collection practices such asContinue reading “Teaching Guide – Constructing a Queer Population?”