About the Stats, Language, and How They’re Collected
#yegtheatrestats is a passion project, and as such may contain errors.
I’m currently working in a W/M binary with the addition of N (non-binary) to best reflect power dynamics. Best practises evolve, however, so this will change if better terms arise.
All #yegtheatrestats are collected using a combination of visual identity and pronouns used in programs. As this is an imperfect system, I will endeavour to correct errors and address concerns as quickly as possible. Artists will not be classified as non-binary unless they explicitly identify as such in publicly available copy. To reflect this, N fields will be left blank rather than filled with a ‘0’.
If you have feedback or corrections, please let me know!
Special thanks to OUTReels Diversity Education Program for providing feedback and education on the language used.
The shorthand M, W & N are used to indicate perceived gender identity.
M encompasses man & male
W encompasses woman & female
N encompasses non-binary
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