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The eighth annual international Gender Census 2021 is now open until 10th March!

It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business and self-advocacy.

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We now have a Patreon:

... for those of you who would like to sign up to donate whenever and just automatically throw in a couple of quid every February or so!

Hello! :) There's fewer than 200 participants until we get to 42,000 - I reckon we'll get to that milestone today. I will update the participation spreadsheet in a few minutes.

The survey:

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Here's an important survey for parents of trans kids, from, researching mental health in trans children.

It's day 20, we're well over halfway through, and a couple of days ago we went over 41,000 responses. :) We're getting 200-300 entries per day, still. Not too shabby!

The survey:

The participation tracker:

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I'm enjoying checking out all the various works that people have used the Gender Census results in!

This one is particularly good: It's a talk by about how to ask about gender well in online forms.

It's looking good so far - the Gender Census will be cited in a book about pronouns that's coming out in April, and there's a few dissertations and theses on the list!

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Are you non-binary? Would you like to contribute towards research into non-binary experiences of language?
I am seeking participants who identify as a gender under the umbrella term of non-binary for a ~20 minute anonymous survey exploring the words you use for your gender; what you would do if you couldn’t find the right words; how it feels when your gender terms and pronouns are used correctly and whether you’ve ever experienced any negative sentiment from others towards your gender identity. Survey is open now!

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I've tentatively started this page to get the ball rolling, but it's a work in progress so I haven't connected it up to the rest of the website yet...!

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I'm currently working on a page compiling various projects that the Gender Census results have been used for.

Have you used the Gender Census results for anything and then put it online? Can we link to it?

I've just added a page to the Gender Census website about the survey and data protection:

If you want to read a bit of a summary about data protection issues with the survey, and/or you like a bit of Twitter drama, you might be interested to read this:


Today I fixed something on the results processing spreadsheet that has been bugging me for AGES, and I feel so much better now. :D

(If you're counting things with queries, and the things have apostrophes in, it breaks things; the solution is SUBSTITUTE() everywhere, argh, etc.)

pagans, how do you feel about non-pagans using the neopronoun set fae/faer?

Replies with reasons are very welcome and helpful!

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people of Celtic descent (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and Brittany), how do you feel about non-Celtic people using the neopronoun set fae/faer?

Replies with reasons are very welcome and helpful!

Things have calmed down a little bit now, as you can see from the attached graphs. We're just heading towards 39,000 in a leisurely manner.

Public spreadsheet:

Take the survey:

(39,000! That's so many!)

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