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?”
EDI Scotland has provided feedback on the measure, definitions and classifications for the new standards proposed by Statistics Canada on gender and sexual orientation. To read the submission click here.
My peer-reviewed article ‘Constructing a queer population? Asking about sexualorientation in Scotland’s 2022 census’ is to be published in the Journal of Gender Studies. The article is the first to discuss the design process for a question on sexual orientation in a national census. Using correspondence between National Records of Scotland, the Scottish Parliament’s Culture,Continue reading “New article in the Journal of Gender Studies”
Misinformation about the sexual orientation question in Scotland’s 2021 census offers an insight into potential battles that lie ahead.