The asexual identity is overlooked in the census

A letter from Dr James Hardy:

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 11:00 am
Letter to the editor

An elderly friend is profoundly confused about LGBTQ+ and other identities. Their 2021 UK census form provoked panic, on which boxes to tick or fill in.

My friend’s hearing is not the best, so I texted the suggestion ’ASEXUAL’.

Californian millionaires, or House of Windsor exiles, please take note.

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James Hardy, Belfast BT5

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