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The Velvet Rage

Author : Alan Downs
ISBN : 9780738215853
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 36.54 MB
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Today’s gay man enjoys unprecedented, hard-won social acceptance. Despite this victory, however, serious problems still exist. Substance abuse, depression, suicide, and sex addiction among gay men are at an all-time high, causing many to ask, “Are we really better off?” Drawing on contemporary research, psychologist Alan Downs’s own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients, The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man’s journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. Updated to reflect the effects of the many recent social, cultural, and political changes, The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.
Category: Psychology

The Velvet Rage

Author : Alan Downs
ISBN : 9780738215853
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 59.66 MB
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Today's gay man enjoys unprecedented, hard-won social acceptance. Despite this victory, however, serious problems still exist. Substance abuse, depression, suicide, and sex addiction among gay men are at an all-time high, causing many to ask, "Are we really better off?" Drawing on contemporary research, psychologist Alan Downs's own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients, The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. Updated to reflect the effects of the many recent social, cultural, and political changes, The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.
Category: Social Science

Faggots

Author : Larry Kramer
ISBN : 155584667X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 70.83 MB
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Larry Kramer's Faggots has been in print since its original publication in 1978 and has become one of the best-selling novels about gay life ever written. The book is a fierce satire of the gay ghetto and a touching story of one man's desperate search for love there, and reading it today is a fascinating look at how much, and how little, has changed.
Category: Fiction

Loving Ourselves

Author : Kimeron Hardin Ph.D. ABPP
ISBN : 9781626753280
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 60.93 MB
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Loving Ourselves is a call to action for every member of the LGBT community to stand up and be proud of who you are. Through the compassionate voice of Dr. Kimeron Hardin, this well-documented guide allows you to recognize your strengths, acknowledge your weaknesses, and become a stronger, more vital person. Growing up lesbian or gay in a heterocentric or homophobic culture presents many challenges to the development of a healthy self-concept. We are bombarded almost daily with messages that we are either evil or sick and while we learn to overcome these obstacles, the scars from this type of upbringing can be hard to erase. This book is about going beyond the intellectual resistance to early programming and incorporating a truly self-compassionate relationship to the identity we call the "self". The author's hope is to help you develop a consistently positive and nurturing inner voice that transcends the negative feedback you may have stored from your past and may still encounter in today's world.
Category: Self-Help

Straight Jacket

Author : Matthew Todd
ISBN : 0552778400
Genre : Gay men
File Size : 90.82 MB
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Straight Jacket is a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks beneath the shiny facade of contemporary gay culture and asks if gay people are as happy as they could be--and if not, why not? Meticulously researched, courageous and life-affirming, Straight Jacket offers invaluable practical advice on how to overcome a range of difficult issues. It also recognizes that this is a watershed moment, a piercing wake-up-call-to-arms for the gay and wider community to acknowledge the importance of supporting all young people--and helping older people to transform their experience and finally get the lives they really want.
Category: Gay men

Cruise Control

Author : Robert Weiss, MSW
ISBN : 9780985063344
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 61.22 MB
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Cruise Control is the premiere book on the growing problem of sex addiction in gay men. This second edition explores how technology has impacted the instant ability to "meet up" and the implications of being in recovery in a committed relationship. Accessible resource for achieving sex addiction recovery including a "30 day test" and a dating plan.
Category: Self-Help

Becoming Gay

Author : Richard A. Isay
ISBN : 9780307389770
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 73.43 MB
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Drawing on his own odyssey from denial to acceptance and the experiences of his patients, a psychiatrist discusses the psychological evolution of gay men from private feelings to open expression of one's gay identity. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
Category: Psychology

Beyond The Looking Glass

Author : Alan Downs
ISBN : 0814403433
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 79.70 MB
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According to Alan Downs, there is a severe illness darkening the corporate landscape--narcissism. Using harrowing stories and actual events, Downs examines this silent disease and the long-term damage it causes to employees, productivity, economic stability, and community morale.
Category: Business & Economics

Queer Blues

Author : Kimeron Hardin
ISBN : 9781608825974
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 83.84 MB
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Queer Blues is the only guide to focus on the triggers of depression specific to the gay and lesbian community and to offer concrete strategies to overcome them. The authors explain the many forms of depression and explore its unique impact on lesbians and gay men. If you're a lesbian or a gay man struggling with depression, this book offers you real tools for real change. A self-test helps you determine your own level of depression and assess its impact on your life. With this information, go on to explore the reciprocal relationship between mood and self-esteem. Examine your core beliefs about self-worth and identify self-sabotaging habits that may make you vulnerable to both insecurity and depression. A final section provides tested, practical methods distilled from the authors' more than twenty-five years of clinical experience to help you build a plan to effectively manage your depression.
Category: Self-Help

Love Between Men

Author : Rik Isensee
ISBN : 9781504023597
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 54.76 MB
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Read Love Between Men if you’d like to improve your relationship and communicate better with your boyfriend, lover, or even your next date! You’ll learn how to resolve conflicts instead of escalating or retaliating, enhancing the sense of intimacy and love that brought you together in the first place.
Category: Family & Relationships