"LGBTQ Stats" and its authors, David Deschamps and Bennett Singer

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'LGBTQ Stats' Tells Stories of Gay America Through Data

March 3, 2017

They say numbers tell the story, and that is how authors Bennett Singer and David Deschamps are telling the story of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer experience in America. Those numbers, gleaned from the worlds of politics, science, pop culture, sports and activism are now in their new book, “LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers.” It is our March selection for “Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club.”

"LGBTQ Stats" is part of a series of books published by The New Press, including "Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century" and "Latino Stats: American Hispanics by the Numbers."


- David Deschamps, co-editor of "Gay & Lesbian Stats," co-director of "Electoral Dysfunction," an award-winning documentary on voting and voting rights, hosted by Mo Rocca, and researcher for numerous books, including John Nichols’ "Jews for Buchanan" and William Martin’s "With God On Our Side."

- Bennett Singer, editor of "Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian" and "42 Up," producer/director or associate producer of a number of acclaimed documentary projects, including "Eyes on the Prize II," "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," "Electoral Dysfunction," "With God on Our Side" and "The Question of Equality." 

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