Counting Queers

we used to be too few for the cost of extending rights

LGBT was something only white decadent people did at the margins of society

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/statistics-canada-lgbtq-pride-report-1.6066638Canada’s LGBTQ population now 1 million — but hate crimes are rising too: Statistics Canada | CBC NewsCanada is now home to about one million people who identify as members of the LGBTQ community, with people under the age of 25 accounting for a disproportionately large portion of the LGBTQ population.www.cbc.ca

Performative acceptance far from inclusion to matter of course and no big deal or any at all. Rights are going about one’s business not impeded by barriers

https://globalnews.ca/news/7941917/saskatchewan-lgbtq2-businesses-rainbow-capitalism-pride-month/Saskatchewan LGBTQ2 businesses warn customers of rainbow capitalism during Pride month | Globalnews.caRainbow capitalism happens when businesses and organizations capitalize off of Pride month but don’t necessarily support the LGBTQ2 community, according to OUTSaskatoon.globalnews.ca

from individuals marginalized in heteronormative world to small groups of friends, organizating to become organization over centuries, into a modern reality of some nations include rights for heterosexual women, for gays, bisexuals and lesbians, with trans human rights for houseing, employment and public square one thing and women’s rights and spaces now at odds.

https://theblackwallsttimes.com/2021/06/15/op-ed-gay-pride-is-about-connecting-with-community-being-visible/Op-ed: Gay Pride is about connecting with community, being visible“The idea of fellowship is such a strong concept in the gay community. We devote an entire month to Pride– people travel near and far to connect with each other and the opportunity to impact lives is subtly significant,” writes Caleb Raynor.theblackwallsttimes.com

and some areas of the world rolling backwards on rights for heterosexual women, such as in the USA and in europe for LGBT

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/hungary-s-parliament-passes-anti-lgbtq-law-ahead-2022-election-n1270868Hungary’s parliament passes anti-LGBTQ law ahead of 2022 electionHungary’s parliament passed legislation on Tuesday that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change.www.nbcnews.com

see also

the USA census is subject to the patriot act and Canada subcontracted with an american company to tabulate our census.. so our data ended up under that too, eh.

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/america-and-canada-census-lgbtq-edition/America and Canada Census: LGBTQ edition | Nina’s Soap Bubble BoxNina Trygg  Jeffrey O’Neill • a minute ago No, I can’t explain the why of groups of people that I do not belong to, nor share their goal. I don’t believe it’s literally the …dykewriter.wordpress.com

I had gone going through some old files and blogged this letter from 1999 to CBC radio on the issue of The Canada Census including a sexual orientation question.

Re: Historians vs StatsCan – Broadcast Nov 8/99

https://dykewriter.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/canada-census-and-queers/Canada Census and Queers | Nina’s Soap Bubble BoxI’ve been going through some old files and I found this letter from 1999 to CBC radio on the issue of The Canada Census including a sexual orientation question. (which they still do not have …dykewriter.wordpress.com

June 14, 1951 The world’s first commercial computer, Univac I was unveiled, designed for use by the U.S. Census Bureau.

https://www.historyfactory.com/insights/this-month-in-business-history-the-first-commercial-computer/This Month in Business History: The First Commercial Computer | History FactoryThe first commercial computer in history was released in June 1951 to help the US government with the Census.www.historyfactory.com

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