LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers

LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers

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Winner of the 2018 American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book Award

An essential handbook of myth-busting facts and figures about the real lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people

Twenty years ago it was impossible to imagine the president of the United States embracing same-sex marriage or Bruce Jenner transitioning to Caitlyn Jenner, an open transgender woman.

LGBTQ Stats chronicles the ongoing LGBTQ revolution, providing the critical statistics, and draws upon and synthesizes newly collected data. Deschamps and Singer—whose previous books and films on LGBTQ topics have won numerous awards and found audiences around the globe—provide chapters on family and marriage, workplace discrimination, education, youth, criminal justice, and immigration, as well as evolving policies and laws affecting LGBTQ communities. A chapter on LGBTQ life around the globe contrasts the dramatic progress for LGBTQ people in the United States with violent backlash in countries such as Russia, Iran, and Nigeria, which have discriminatory laws that make same-sex activity punishable by prison or death.

A lively, accessible, and eye-opening snapshot, LGBTQ Stats offers an invaluable resource for activists, journalists, lawmakers, and general readers who want the facts and figures on LGBTQ lives in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620972441
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,133,839
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bennett L. Singer edited the book Growing Up Gay and co-directed the film Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin , a feature-length documentary that was broadcast nationally on PBS’s POV series and won more than twenty-five international awards. David Deschamps and Singer edited Gay and Lesbian Stats — the acclaimed first edition of this book—and were co-directors of the award-winning PBS documentary Electoral Dysfunction , hosted by Mo Rocca. They live in Brooklyn.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Glossary 3

The Basics 7

Activism, Politics, and Law 27

AIDS 47

Bisexuaiity 59

Health and Aging 72

International 90

Marriage and Family 108

Media 125

Public Opinion 143

Religion 153

Sex 170

Sports and Leisure Activities 187

Transgender 197

Violence 219

Workplace 230

Youth and Education 248

Afterword 263

Resources for Additional Information 265

Notes 269

Index 323

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