It’s up! A Comparative Timeline of International Gay and Lesbian Legislation. It compares the current 10 countries that have legalized gay marriage nationwide, the USA, Great Britain, and Brazil. Obviously there are a lot of countries missing from the list but I had less than a month to do this… So….
The finished version of the last post’s work in progress is now finished and online at DiversityCentral.com. Click through for full version and all the accompanying footnotes and sources.
Usually I just act as a “social media” intern, really just a strategic position since I’m not actually learned in marketing or anything, but I took it on as a kind of voluntary learning experience. This past month I was asked if I was interested in doing their short monthly statistics piece which is usually handled by an editorial intern.
We decided ahead of time that it would be something related to international LGBT facts. Rather than doing the usual short text collection of percentages I decided that it would be more interesting to do something more visual, which I find to be more immediately impactful. And there you have it.
Anyway, I won’t go too into it since technically this is meant for Diversity Central. Go ahead and go to the links to see the footnotes corresponding to each number and learn more if you want. I will also be writing a more in-depth blog post for them about it so I’ll link that when it’s done.
… Also this is pretty much my first “professional” (if even) data visualization so feedback is appreciated. I’m not completely happy with how complicated the partial legislation stuff looks when it’s all overlapping and stuff but maybe it just reflects how complicated legislation gets in certain countries.