THE VELVET RAGE OVERCOMING THE PAIN OF GROWING UP GAY IN A STRAIGHT MANS WORLD

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The Velvet Rage

Author : Alan Downs
ISBN : 9780738215853
Genre : Psychology
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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

Straight Jacket

Author : Matthew Todd
ISBN : 0552778400
Genre : Gay men
File Size : 37.84 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

Gay Shame

Author : David M. Halperin
ISBN : 9780226314389
Genre : Social Science
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Asking if the political requirements of gay pride have repressed discussion of the more uncomfortable or undignified aspects of homosexuality, 'Gay Shame' seeks to lift this unofficial ban on the investigation of homosexuality and shame by presenting critical work from the most vibrant frontier in contemporary queer studies.
Category: Social Science

Cruise Control

Author : Robert Weiss, MSW
ISBN : 9780985063344
Genre : Self-Help
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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 A Man

Author : Paul Monette
ISBN : 9781480473867
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Paul Monette’s National Book Award–winning memoir hailed as a classic coming-out story Paul Monette grew up all-American, Catholic, overachieving . . . and closeted. As a child of the 1950s, a time when a kid suspected of being a “homo” would routinely be beaten up, Monette kept his secret throughout his adolescence. He wrestled with his sexuality for the first thirty years of his life, priding himself on his ability to “pass” for straight. The story of his journey to adulthood and to self-acceptance with grace and honesty, this intimate portrait of a young man’s struggle with his own desires is witty, humorous, and deeply felt. Before his death of complications from AIDS in 1995, Monette was an outspoken activist crusading for gay rights. Becoming a Man shows his courageous path to stand up for his own right to love and be loved. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Becoming Gay

Author : Richard Isay
ISBN : 9780307389770
Genre : Psychology
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In "Becoming Gay," updated and featuring a new Introduction, Dr. Isay follows his normalizing Freudian work, "Being Homosexual," with a consideration of how men accept their gayness. This book provides . . . insight for both analysts and patients to ponder and adopt ("The Washington Post").
Category: Psychology

10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives

Author : Joe Kort
ISBN : 0997389826
Genre : Gay men
File Size : 76.32 MB
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Would the small gay boy you once were look up to the gay man you've become? This is the question Dr. Joe Kort explores in 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives (completely revised and updated edition) as he guides readers through the complex journey of becoming a fully self-actualized gay man. Learn the five biggest mistakes gay men make when seeking a relationship. Understand how to deal with loved ones who disapprove of your being gay. Overcome damaging patterns that are holding you back from enjoying a healthy sex life. Learn how to identify your own internalized homophobia, a chronic issue that prevents many gay men from leading satisfying lives and keeps them from having healthy relationships. This updated and revised edition is more sex positive than the first edition and includes a new chapter on exploring erotic turn ons and sexual interests. Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) is also addressed for those struggling with sexual issues. After coming out, a gay man will typically feel better at first, but often the good feelings don't last. This is because "coming out" is only part of the beginning of the journey. This book provides a map for navigating the whole long passage of becoming the gay man you want to be.
Category: Gay men

Coming Out Of Shame

Author : Gershen Kaufman
ISBN : UOM:49015003195675
Genre : Social Science
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Offers prescriptive advice for transcending the undermining effects of shame on the personal security, mental health, and happiness of gays and lesbians
Category: Social Science

Boyfriend 101

Author : Jim Sullivan
ISBN : 9780812992199
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 55.55 MB
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In a dating guide for the gay man, a relationship coach shares advice on how to identify the characteristics of one's perfect man, expand one's network of friends, flirt, write a personal ad, establish dating protocols, and insure safe sex with one's partner.
Category: Self-Help

Why Does This Keep Happening To Me

Author : Alan Downs
ISBN : 9780743223690
Genre : Self-Help
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I Can't Believe This Is Happening to Me...Again! "Why does this keep happening to me?" is the question most commonly asked by those entering psychotherapy for the first time. Whether we can't stop dating the wrong guy or taking the wrong job, gaining and losing weight, or getting into debt, it is the repeating patterns in our lives that cause us the most pain and frustration. Now author and psychologist Alan Downs shows us all how we can break these cycles...for good! After fifteen years of working with people from all walks of life -- including executives, homemakers, young adults, and the elderly -- Dr. Downs has identified seven crises that every one of us will face at some point during our lifetime. In Why Does This Keep Happening to Me?, Downs uses his revolutionary Crisis Quiz to show us which of these crises is at the root of our repeating behavior. Downs includes quizzes, exercises, and real-life examples to help us resolve universal issues, including Who will I share my life with? Why can't I believe in myself? How can I become my own person? What does it all mean? With wisdom and compassion, Downs leads us from recognition to recovery, showing us how we can apply our new knowledge and triumph over destructive patterns, breaking the cycle once and for all.
Category: Self-Help