In March 2022, Scotland’s census will collect data about people’s sexual orientation and trans status/history for the first time. This landmark moment signals the counting of LGBTQ people in a national census but also invites us to consider what is potentially lost through the collection, analysis and use of data about gender, sex and sexuality. My talk discusses recent developments in data about LGBTQ people in Scotland and, expanding on the concept of queer data, shares a critical account of data practices that have informed where we are today.
Dr Kevin Guyan (he/him) is a researcher, writer and activist whose work explores the intersection of data and identity. He is the author of the forthcoming book Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action, which examines the collection, analysis and use of gender, sex and sexuality data, particularly as it relates to LGBTQ people in the UK.
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