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Data Is Plural is a weekly newsletter of useful/curious datasets. This edition, dated Sept. 7, 2022, has been republished with permission of the author. LGBTQ+ rights. Equaldex tracks LGBTQ+ rights around the world, categorizing the liberties and restrictions that relate to more than a dozen issues, such as same-sex marriage, blood donation, military service, employment discrimination, and the right to change one’s legal gender. The collaboratively edited database provides an API to retrieve those categorizations and contextual notes by country and/or U.S. state. The project also keeps tabs on developments that alter those rights and public opinion polling. [h/t Giuseppe Sollazzo]
October is Black History Month, first proposed by a Black educator in the US in the early 1970s and recognised in the 1980s in the UK. As a child, I knew the relevance of celebrating the significant events and pioneers that left an inscription in our history by making momentous changes.I was often filled with excitement to be given a platform to showcase Black history to others. I never questioned why Black history wasn’t taught in more of an in-depth way. On reflection, that’s the naivety of a child. But we all grow up, and with that, the little girl...