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. Topics include marriage equality, which has been achieved in dozens of countries, as well as the ongoing criminalization of homosexual 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 presents the current state of LGB experience in countries worldwide by geographical region-Europe, the Americas, Africa, Middle East and Asia/Pacific region.