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 latest statistics on activism and laws, family and marriage, workplace discrimination, education and youth, health and aging, media, public opinion, sports, religion, and violence. 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 Uganda, which have discriminatory laws that make same-sex activity punishable by prison or death.
Drawing from hundreds of sources, Deschamps and Singer—whose previous books and films on LGBTQ topics have won numerous awards and found audiences around the globe—have created a lively, accessible, and eye-opening snapshot of LGBTQ people at home, at work, at school, and at play. This "astounding handbook" (Booklist) 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.