Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans at Risk
Problems and Solutions [3 volumes]
by Chuck Stewart, Editor
February 2018, 839pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
3 volumes, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-3235-2
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The massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL is the worst mass killing by a single shooter in U.S. history.

Three volumes organized by the three phases of life—youth, middle age, and old age—explore the LGBTQ+ experience, delving deeply into research on a multitude of hot topics including risks experienced by this sometimes targeted population.

In June of 2015, the United State Supreme Court issued an opinion that directly impacted the lives of many LGBT Americans: in Obergefell v. Hodges, the court required all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. While many activists consider this a major achievement, LGBT individuals still face a number of pressing issues.

In Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans at Risk, editor Chuck Stewart and a carefully selected group of contributors unravel these far-reaching concerns. The book is a cutting-edge resource for academics, activists, scholars, students, and lay people who are interested in examining LGBT social and political movements as well as the public policy progress and setbacks of recent years. Three volumes of essays by experts in a variety of fields delve deeply into primary sources to tackle important topics such as transgender adolescents, alcohol and drug abuse, and the massacre at Pulse gay nightclub, along with dozens of others. Organized by life stages, this comprehensive work sheds light on concerns and controversies affecting youth, adults, and seniors connected to the LGBT community


  • More than forty topics in three volumes are timely and in the news
  • Each topic is evaluated by academic authorities
  • References are authoritative and include primary resources
  • Contributors embrace and reflect the diversity found in the LGBTQ+ community
Chuck Stewart, PhD, is an independent researcher and writer on LGBT topics. He holds a doctorate in education with certification in women’s studies from the University of Southern California. His published works include ABC-CLIO’s Proud Heritage: People, Issues, and Documents of the LGBT Experience, Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide, Issues in Focus: Understanding Controversy and Society, Gay and Lesbian Issues: A Contemporary Resource; and Homosexuality and the Law. Stewart founded Out Dancing Ballroom, an LA dance troupe dedicated to same-sex couples ballroom dancing.


2018 Award Winner in the "LGBTQ Non-Fiction" Category—Best Book Awards, American Book Fest, November 15, 2018


"Comprehensive and up to date. . . . A must-read for professionals working with the LGBQTI population. A truly encyclopedic endeavor. Reading about many LGBQT developments in one place really puts it all together for me, making this a great resource and a valuable reference."—Robbert Jan Schalekamp, PhD, Co-president LAGPA (Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapist Association of Los Angeles)

"Focusing on topics that usually get less attention, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans at Risk provides important information, insights, and solutions to complex issues still facing LGBT people despite great gains made over the last ten years."—Lauren D. Costine, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
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