Campbell welcomes LGBT census change
Sinn Féin Councillor Mary-Ellen Campbell has welcomed confirmation that a question on sexual orientation will be included in the 2021 census.
Cllr. Campbell said:
“The LGBT community have long been ignored in official statistics. This is important because those statistics are used to shape public policies and services.
“Sometimes if you aren’t counted you don’t count so I encourage the LGBT to proudly declare their sexual orientation in the 2021 Census.
“I would like to recognise the role of my colleague Máirtín Ó Muilleoir who as Finance Minister championed the inclusion of Sexual Orientation in the 2021 Census.”
“It is also planned that the 2021 Census will be the first digital census, meaning that it can be filled online, this is welcome as it will make the process more accessible and efficient.
"Not everyone has access to the internet so a paper form will remain available for people unable to fill out the Census online."