Worldwide Perspectives on Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals
As of January 2018, same-sex acts were still considered a crime in 75 countries, while same-sex marriage certificates were legal and issued in 25.
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This three-volume set is a resource for readers in any discipline interested in understanding the global, regional, and domestic experiences of LGB people, addressing LGB rights, research, and protections against discrimination.
This interdisciplinary set makes a vital contribution to understanding how LGB rights are progressing—and in some cases, regressing—across the globe. Volumes look at the lived experiences of LGB people from a diverse range of perspectives and provide comprehensive coverage on a wide variety of topics ranging from LGB youth and LGB aging to the approaches to LGB people of different religions, including Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Chapters focus on topics including marriage equality, which has been achieved in dozens of countries, as well as the ongoing criminalization of same-sex conduct. Particular attention is paid to the rights of bisexuals, a group often ignored in works focusing on sexual orientation.
Volume 1 focuses on history, politics, and culture relating to LGB rights; Volume 2 focuses on laws governing LGB rights; and Volume 3 provides snapshots of the current state of LGB experience in countries worldwide, presented by geographical region—Europe, the Americas, Africa, Middle East and Asia/Pacific region.
- Includes contributions on LGB rights in some of the most persecutory lands, including Russia, Eqypt, Iran, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and Uganda
- Considers the health, education, and rights of LGB youth related to the role of family, schools, mental health, and law
- Offers comprehensive domestic, regional, and international accounts, serving as a one-stop source for comparative research on global LGB rights
- Details sexuality and discrimination, racism, religion, youth, health, and aging