The LGBTQ+ community is a heavily researched group. However, issues still arise in how they are engaged with and represented. This workshop is broken down into two sections. The first section will feature a lecture and Q&A on the production of data on the LGBTQ+ community in the next round of censuses. The 2021/2022 censuses will be the first to ask about sexual orientation and gender modality. This will provide the first estimates of trans populations in Scotland, England and Wales and a more expansive understanding of sexual orientation demographics across the UK. For researchers, this is a crucial leap forward as it enables a better assessment of research representativeness.
Delivered by Mx Kirstie English, School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Glasgow