Damned-Lies-And-Statistics FEATURE

SocietyJanuary 23, 2018

Damned lies and statistics: why Stats NZ should listen to queer communities

Damned-Lies-And-Statistics FEATURE

Comics artist and queer trans man Sam Orchard on Stats NZ’s decision not to include questions about sexuality or gender identity in this year’s census.

© Sam Orchard, 2018

Read more: Being measured means that you’re there: Comedian Eli Matthewson on the LGBTI+ community and the census


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