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

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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 film
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 24th 2017 by New Press, The
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Meagan ✊🏼 Blacklivesmatter ✊🏼Blacktranslivesmatter
#4 out 12 for my non fiction goal for the year
(I'm a little ahead since I planned to do one every month 😊😊).

This was very informative. I found the info easily accessible. The only downside was that it focused exclusively on the L, G, B and T of the acronym, which I guess is true to the title. There wasn't a single mention of pansexuals or asexuals, etc. If they release an updated edition in the future, I'd like to see more of the community covered. It could be that the current research just does
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Megan
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: queer, race, trans
All the stats and facts I wished were more readily available in an easily digestible form the first time I taught Intro to Queer Studies are all right here, in this easy to use, pleasantly formatted resource! Thank you! I can already tell I'll be drawing from this all the time this semester.
Mya Burns
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
very useful resource. lots of interesting stats
JP
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this for June together with All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson. Now this is a very extensively researched book. I was tempted to give it four stars at first because it's basically an avalanche of facts missing the warmth of human feelings. But when I finished the book and saw the bibliography, I understood the kind of effort it must have taken to piece all of this together. Bennett Singer had to defend the truth of what LGBTQ people face and he's putting it all out there, minimal e ...more
James
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an invaluable resource for those seeking to understand important topics and issues facing the LGBTQ community.

The book is well-organized, easy to understand, and has great/useful citations throughout. I appreciated the quotes at the beginning of the various chapters as well. Very insightful.

I would highly recommend this for people involved in activism or who need an easy research guide, but I think most people would benefit from at least skimming it or focusing on topic areas of interes
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Suzanne Ondrus
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
At first this was a challenge to read because of the form. It is exactly as the title says- statistics. But it has a range of information from top LGBTQ films to rates of murder. It helped me prepare a LGBTQ training session.
Ariana Aragón
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbt
This gave me interesting information about the LGBT community and helped me to get a more conclusive look at what statics are available in regards to the intersection with the community.
Tory Cross
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, to-review
Such a helpful resource!!!! And so respectful to queer and trans people.
SRRG
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This STATS book is great. It is extremely comprehensive--but don't let that the term "stats" put you off if you are not a numbers person! LGBTQ Stats, is absolutely a compelling read and it makes for a very useful reference. The information is presented in a thought provoking, concise and easy-to-follow fashion. I particularly have enjoyed the simple pleasure of flipping through the book and/or opening pages at random and learning about important facts and trends.
Erin
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
This is an incredibly informative read that I would recommend all LGBTQ+ people at least flip through once if they happen to find a copy. It's quite dense to read straight through, as reading 300 pages of statistical information can be daunting and eventually blur together. I would say the best possible way to read this would be to read a section at a time, or even to own a copy and pull it out when a discussion on any of the sections in this book comes up.
Luna Bookish
Jun 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Very interesting, the name is very accurate, this book is a lot of questions being answers via data collected via census and polls. It is best read in chunks a little at a time because it reads like a textbook.
Heather
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Well organized, easily searched, and up to date.
Kelsey
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Used this book all semester as I worked on a research paper about violence against transgender individuals. It is very informative and helpful, great resource. And eye opening.
Alexis Clements
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
People just assume that there are statistics for everything these days - that you can find the number for just about any question you can dream up. But that's far from true, particularly when it comes to people in marginalized groups like those who identify as LGBTQ. This book is the best resource I've ever encountered for finding incredibly difficult to track down numbers. And importantly, they also add a lot of context to each number. In addition, the commentary in the book about the challenge ...more
Katrina Ayala
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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“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 is filled with a plethora of information. With how much society has grown to accept people of all sexualities and genders, this book is essential for many types of people. Topics range from discrimination in the work place to education and from immigration to criminal
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Shelves: lgbtqia, trans, nonfiction
Unique resource that is bound to be helpful to those writing research papers. You'd assume it's a book that can't possibly be read cover to cover, but it's surprisingly readable. There are chapters dedicated solely to bisexual and transgender statistics, which is refreshing. I wish there had been more on the asexual/demisexual folks and the ACE community in general. There's probably a lack of studies, but if the author had consulted AVEN, they would have found a 2008 survey of people on the ACE ...more
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