Coming Out Within

Coming Out Within
Author: Craig O'Neill,Kathleen Yost Ritter
Publsiher: Harper San Francisco
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1992
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0062507060

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Loss--feeling unacceptable to family, church, or workplace; losing loved ones to AIDS; being despised by segments of society--is universal among lesbians and gay men. Using an eight-phase model illustrated with real case histories, the authors explore loss as a catalyst for growth and personal and spiritual transformation.

Coming Out Under Fire

Coming Out Under Fire
Author: Allan Berube
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2000-04-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9780743210713

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Among the many histories of fighting men and women in World War II, little has been written about the thousands of homosexuals who found themselves fighting two wars--one for their country, the other for their own survival as targets of a military policy that sought their discharge as "undesirables." To write this long overdue chapter of American history, Allan Bérubé spent ten years interviewing gay and lesbian veterans, unearthed hundreds of wartime letters between gay GIs, and obtained thousands of pages of newly declassified government documents. While some gay and lesbian soldiers collapsed under the fear of being arrested, interrogated, discharged, and publicly humiliated, many drew strength from deep wartime friendships. Relying on their own secret culture of slang, body language, and "camp" to find each other and build spontaneous communities, they learned, both on and off the battlefield, to be proud of their contribution and of who they were.--From publisher description.

Coming Out of the Closet

Coming Out of the Closet
Author: Natalie T. J. Tindall,Richard D. Waters
Publsiher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1433119501

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This edited volume shares research on the impact and interaction of campaigns and programming from advertising, marketing, and public relations on internal (e.g., practitioners and employees) and external (e.g., consumers, activists) stakeholders from the LGBT community. Chapters highlight a significant change in the focus of strategic communications and the struggle of practitioners.

Coming Out

Coming Out
Author: Rob Eichberg
Publsiher: Dutton Adult
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1990
Genre: Coming out (Sexual orientation)
ISBN: UOM:39015019578411

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Coming Out as Sacrament

Coming Out as Sacrament
Author: Chris Glaser
Publsiher: Geneva Press
Total Pages: 153
Release: 1998-01-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0664257488

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Gay Christian author and activist Chris Glaser proposes that coming out--as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered--has biblical precedence and sacramental dimensions.

Coming Out in College

Coming Out in College
Author: Robert A. Rhoads
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1994
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780897894210

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In this book, the author examines the experiences of gay and bisexual college students as they struggle to form a sense of identity.

Coming Out in Christianity

Coming Out in Christianity
Author: Melissa M. Wilcox
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2003
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0253216192

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For many Christians, homosexuality is an issue that is often presented as a matter of "us (straight) Christians" versus "them," or worse, as an isolated behavior that is a questions of behavior somehow not an intrinsic part of the identities of gays and lesbians. Discussion of the issue has become so heated that it threatens to create a yawning chasm within several mainline denominations. This book examines this conflict from the perspective of a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered Christians. It explores the life histories of these individuals and their current beliefs, cultural backgrounds, and community influences to determine what helped each forge an identity as both gay and Christian.

Lesbian Epiphanies

Lesbian Epiphanies
Author: Karol L Jensen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2013-12-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317765929

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Exploring identity development and gender orientation, Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life contains firsthand information about the experiences and difficulties of women who discover and reveal their newfound lesbian sexuality in later life. Psychologists, social workers, counselors, and professors will find that Lesbian Epiphanies is the first book to extensively quote from interviews of lesbians and bisexuals who had entered into heterosexual marriages. From the analysis of these 24 interviews, the psychological, erotic, and social processes of women who come out as lesbians or bisexuals after a heterosexual marriage are clearly explained so you can better assist your clients throughout this coming-out process. Discussing the personal and societal standards which clouded early self-awareness for these women, Lesbian Epiphanies lifts the veil of confusion to clearly illuminate the issues at hand to assist you in understanding and helping your clients. From the case studies in this important book, you will learn how some women came to realize their same gender attractions and the barriers they faced, including negative attitudes toward lesbian women and the lack of strong role models. Helpful and informative, Lesbian Epiphanies explores the development of sexual identity in women in the Unites States today and provides you with essential information to help you improve your services to lesbian and bisexual clients by: examining how the role of marriage in American culture stifles a woman’s self-awareness of her sexuality in order to help clients avoid the mistake of a heterosexual marriage before husbands and children are involved examining reasons behind the lack of valuable sexual information in America that limits a woman’s general awareness of herself, her body, her sexuality, and her life options understanding the challenges that lesbians and bisexuals experience when attempting to establish their true identities to assist your clients in overcoming these barriers suggesting support groups for clients who are having a difficult time becoming used to the ideas and feelings of some same gender attractions This insightful book knocks down the sociological and psychological barriers that keep women from realizing or acknowledging their real sexual orientation by dispelling societal and cultural myths about what it means to be a woman in the United States. Offering you invaluable advice on how to help clients effectively and happily live with their new identities, Lesbian Epiphanies provides solutions to the challenges that women experience in establishing their other-than-heterosexual orientation in a heterosexist society.