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

Bennett Singer (Author) David DesChamps (Author)
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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

$17.95  $16.51
New Press
Publish Date
January 24, 2017
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.93 pounds
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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.


Praise for LGBTQ Stats
Winner of the 2018 American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book Award Named one of the best nonfiction books of 2019 by The Advocate

"Everything you need to know--or didn't even know you wanted to know--can be found within the pages of this astounding handbook...An important and indispensable research tool for every library collection."
--Booklist (starred)

"If you want to settle arguments, start conversations, or learn about LGBTQ history and life, this book is a great place to start. It's the most comprehensive portrait of LGBTQ life around."
--M.V. Lee Badgett, economist and author of The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World

"For everyone committed to social justice in my home state of North Carolina and in every other state in the nation, this meticulously researched book is essential reading. It's a riveting chronicle that illuminates where we've been, where we are today, and most importantly where we need to go in the ongoing movement for LGBTQ equality."
--Mandy Carter, co-founder of the National Black Justice Coalition, co-founder of Southerners on New Ground, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee

"A crucial portrait of where we are on the road to equality and acceptance."
--Steven Petrow, Civilities columnist at the Washington Post and former president of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

Praise for Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian, edited by Bennett L. Singer:
"Takes a giant step forward in addressing lesbian and gay teens."
--Publishers Weekly

Praise for Gay & Lesbian Stats, edited by David Deschamps and Bennett L. Singer:
--The Denver Post

"A small but excellent collection of facts and figures."
--The Times-Picayune

"An enlightening chronicle of our past, present, and future. It is a must-read for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, straights, and everyone in between."
--Keith Meinhold, former petty officer, U.S. Navy