LGBTQ Life in America: Examining the Facts

Melissa R. Michelsonauthor
Brian F. Harrisonauthor
LGBTQ Life in America: Examining the Facts



Pages 240
Topics Bisexual;Transgender;Stereotypes;Sexual Orientation;Sexual Identity;Queer;LGBTQ Rights;LGBTQ History;LGBTQ Discrimination;Lesbian;Gender;Gay;Conversion Therapy;Femininity and Masculinity;Gender and Transgender Identity;Gender Performance and Dynamics;HIV/AIDS

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LGBTQ Life in America: Examining the Facts

Author(s): Michelson, Melissa; Harrison, Brian;
Contributors: Michelson, Melissa; Harrison, Brian;

This indispensable book debunks common myths and misconceptions about the LGBTQ community while providing accurate information about LGBTQ people, their successes and shared history, and the current challenges they face in American society.

This book provides readers with a clear and unbiased understanding of what it means to be LGBTQ in the United States in the 2020s. Beginning with the origins of LGBTQ identity and history, the book addresses the current status of the LGBTQ community; gender expectations and performance in American culture; transgender and non-binary identity; behaviors and outcomes associated with LGBTQ people; and, finally, diversity within the LGBTQ community. Utilizing authoritative sources and lay-friendly definitions and explanations, this work punctures myths, misconceptions, and incorrect assumptions about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expectations and norms. In addition, it provides an illuminating record of the history of discrimination and mistreatment to which LGBTQ people have historically been subjected in the U.S. At a time when information itself is increasingly fraught in American political discourse, this book provides facts and context for the most important questions facing LGBTQ Americans, past, present, and future.

  • Provides readers with factual, easy-to-understand information about sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity
  • Confronts falsehoods, half-truths, and misconceptions about LGBTQ identity and life in the U.S.
  • Bridges the divide between disparate sources of information about LGBTQ identity and rights in the U.S.
  • Paints a broad narrative about sociopolitical change surrounding LGBTQ people and rights over time

SortTitle: lgbtq life in america: examining the facts
Keyword(s): Bisexual; Transgender; Stereotypes; Sexual Orientation; Sexual Identity; Queer; LGBTQ Rights; LGBTQ History; LGBTQ Discrimination; Lesbian; Gender; Gay; Conversion Therapy; Femininity and Masculinity; Gender and Transgender Identity; Gender Performance and Dynamics; HIV/AIDS
Author Info:
Melissa R. Michelsonauthor
Brian F. Harrisonauthor
eISBN-13: 9781440875069
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440875052
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 240
Publication Date: 20211231
Series: Contemporary Debates