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Launch party for LGBTQ STATS by David Deschamps and Bennett Singer

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Event:
Launch party for LGBTQ STATS by David Deschamps and Bennett Singer
Start:
February 2, 2017 7:00 PM
End:
February 2, 2017 9:00 PM
Cost:
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
212 620 7310 x300
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
January 23, 2017
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @
Phone:
212 620 7310 x300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Join authors David Deschamps and Bennett Singer as they celebrate the launch of LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers. This “astounding handbook” (Booklist, starred review) chronicles the ongoing LGBTQ revolution, presenting more than 1,000 facts and figures about LGBTQ people at home, at work, at school, and at play. Professor M.V. Lee Badgett calls the book “the most comprehensive portrait of LGBTQ people around,” while activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Mandy Carter describes it as “essential reading for everyone committed to social justice.”

 

Deschamps and Singer will discuss how this book differs from the first edition, which they co-authored in 1994; the event will also feature an interactive quiz highlighting the most eye-opening stats that the authors unearthed during the year they spent researching this project.

 

Refreshments will be served. Learn more at www.lgbtqstats.org.

 

David Deschamps is co-author (with Bennett Singer) of Gay & Lesbian Stats, the acclaimed first edition of this book. He conceived and co-directed the award-winning PBS documentary Electoral Dysfunction, hosted by political humorist Mo Rocca, and co-directed four videos on voting for the New York Times Op-Docs series. Deschamps and Singer have been partners since 1987 and were married in 2012; they live in Brooklyn.

 

Bennett Singer is the editor of Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian (a Lambda Literary Award finalist) and 42 UP (both published by The New Press). He co-directed Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, a feature-length documentary that premiered at Sundance and won more than 20 international awards, including the GLAAD Media Award. Singer served for eight years as executive editor of the education program at Time magazine and has written curriculum materials for WGBH, HBO, and Teaching Tolerance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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