Research shows that as many as 12-13% of the planet''s population are homosexuals. It is quite a large community, yet in many countries around the world their rights as human beings in general are violated, and they cannot fulfill some of the most basic social commitments like marriage or military service. Despite the fact that marriage or others forms of official partnership are allowed in several countries, homophobic tendencies are still inherent to many societies around the globe. Even in places where the public attitude towards homosexuals is quite accepting, individually homosexuals still face bias and prejudice. Groups supporting equal rights for LGBT people claim that – although a lot has been done during the last decade – the overall situation is still far from perfect. In order to find out more about homosexuality and the obstacles LGBT individuals are facing – read this book.