The Velvet Rage

The Velvet Rage
Author: Alan Downs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2020
Genre: Coming out (Sexual orientation)
ISBN: OCLC:1253764404

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Offers advice on how gay men can overcome their deep-seated feelings of shame, which is often associated with their earliest childhood experiences and the ambivalent relationship they have with their own father.

The Velvet Rage

The Velvet Rage
Author: Alan Downs
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-06-05
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780738215853

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A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome it In The Velvet Rage, psychologist Alan Downs draws on his own struggle with shame and anger, contemporary research, and stories from his patients to passionately describe 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. 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.

Straight Jacket

Straight Jacket
Author: Matthew Todd
Publsiher: Black Swan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-03-08
Genre: Gay men
ISBN: 0552778400

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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.


Author: Larry Kramer
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2000
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0802136915

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Thirty-nine-year-old Fred Lemish had always hoped that love would find him by the age of forty, and with four days to go, he begins a compulsive, yet humorous, search for that love and commitment, in a classic novel of gay life. Reprint.

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows
Author: Walt Odets
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-06-04
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780374719326

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A moving exploration of how gay men construct their identities, fight to be themselves, and live authentically It goes without saying that even today, it’s not easy to be gay in America. While young gay men often come out more readily, even those from the most progressive of backgrounds still struggle with the legacy of early-life stigma and a deficit of self-acceptance, which can fuel doubt, regret, and, at worst, self-loathing. And this is to say nothing of the ongoing trauma wrought by AIDS, which is all too often relegated to history. Drawing on his work as a clinical psychologist during and in the aftermath of the epidemic, Walt Odets reflects on what it means to survive and figure out a way to live in a new, uncompromising future, both for the men who endured the upheaval of those years and for the younger men who have come of age since then, at a time when an HIV epidemic is still ravaging the gay community, especially among the most marginalized. Through moving stories—of friends and patients, and his own—Odets considers how experiences early in life launch men on trajectories aimed at futures that are not authentically theirs. He writes to help reconstruct how we think about gay life by considering everything from the misleading idea of “the homosexual,” to the diversity and richness of gay relationships, to the historical role of stigma and shame and the significance of youth and of aging. Crawling out from under the trauma of destructive early-life experience and the two epidemics, and into a century of shifting social values, provides an opportunity to explore possibilities rather than live with limitations imposed by others. Though it is drawn from decades of private practice, activism, and life in the gay community, Odets’s work achieves remarkable universality. At its core, Out of the Shadows is driven by his belief that it is time that we act based on who we are and not who others are or who they would want us to be. We—particularly the young—must construct our own paths through life. Out of the Shadows is a necessary, impassioned argument for how and why we must all take hold of our futures.

Lust Men and Meth

Lust  Men  and Meth
Author: David Michael Fawcett
Publsiher: S FL Center for Counseling and Therapy, Incorporated
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2015-09-25
Genre: Drug addicts
ISBN: 0996257802

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Fawcett provides a practical resource for recovery from methamphetamine and the restoration of healthy sex and intimacy. He outlines a path toward healing, describing the phases of physical, emotional, and sexual recovery and provides a broad range of supportive tools from managing triggers to mindfulness.

Coming Out of Shame

Coming Out of Shame
Author: Gershen Kaufman,Lev Raphael
Publsiher: Doubleday Books
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1996
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: UOM:49015003195675

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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

Virtually Normal

Virtually Normal
Author: Andrew Sullivan
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-05-04
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780307789273

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An unprecedented work from the brilliant young editor of The New Republic--who is celebrated also as an incisive defender of the equality of homosexuals--Virtually Normal is an impassioned, reasoned, subtle, and uncompromising political and moral treatise that will set the terms of the homosexuality debate for the foreseeable future.

Why are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots

Why are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots
Author: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Publsiher: AK Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2012-01
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781849350884

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Disputes recent efforts by leaders within the LGBT community to assimilate into mainstream culture with essays that describe the lives and problems of individuals who do not fit into their currently acceptable norms.

Something For The Weekend

Something For The Weekend
Author: James Wharton
Publsiher: Biteback Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-07-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781785902383

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After spending ten years in the army, James Wharton enters civilian life and settles in the idyllic English countryside with his husband and two dogs, in what seems to be a perfect fairy-tale ending. But only a year later, separated from his husband, James finds himself trying to carve out a new life in London, frequenting the capital's gay clubbing scene in a search for potential friends and lovers. He is quick to discover the phenomenon known as 'chemsex' - a weekend world of drugs, partying and sex. Immediately hooked, James begins to spend hours, often days, with groups of total strangers, locked in drug-induced states of heightened sexual desire. Something for the Weekend compassionately explores the growing popularity of chemsex and considers the motivating factors that have lured people into this underworld. James interviews a variety of characters, from drug dealers and sexual health experts to other gay men who, like himself, became addicted to this often volatile culture, and reveals how chemsex has cemented its status as more than just a short-term craze, becoming a permanent feature in modern gay life.

The Ethical Slut

The Ethical Slut
Author: Janet W. Hardy,Dossie Easton
Publsiher: Editeurs divers USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9780399579660

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The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today's modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships. For 20 years The Ethical Slut has dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices. The third edition of this timeless guide to communication and sex has been revised to include interviews with poly millennials (young people who have grown up without the prejudices their elders encountered regarding gender, orientation, sexuality, and relationships), tributes to poly pioneers, and new sidebars on topics such as asexuality, sex workers, and ways polys can connect and thrive. The authors also include new content addressing nontraditional relationships beyond the polyamorous paradigm of "more than two": couples who don't live together, couples who don't have sex with each other, nonparallel arrangements, couples with widely divergent sex styles, power disparities, and cross-orientation relationships, while utilizing nonbinary gender language and new terms that have come into common usage since the last edition.

Gay Shame

Gay Shame
Author: David M. Halperin,Valerie Traub
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2009
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780226314389

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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.

So You Want to Be a Writer

So  You Want to Be a Writer
Author: Vicki Hambleton,Cathleen Greenwood
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781582703534

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A comprehensive guide to becoming a published author outlines step-by-step guidelines for everything from generating ideas and improving technique to getting published and promoting one's work, in a reference complemented by tips from such famous writers as Michael Crichton and Amanda Hocking. Simultaneous.

10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives

10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives
Author: Joe Kort
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-11-26
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781459608429

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Openly gay therapist Joe Kort provides 10 powerful and positive steps gay men can take to isolate and overcome self-defeating behavior patterns, and move in healthier and more rewarding directions: Take Charge of Their Own Lives Affirm Themselves by Coming Out Resolve Differences With Parents and Relatives 'Graduate' From Delayed Adolescence Avoid - or Overcome - Sexual Addiction -Learn from Successful Mentors Whove Been There, Done That Take Advantage of 'Therapy Workouts' Achieve - and Maintain - Rewarding Relationships Understand the Stages of Loves Commit to Their Partner.These solid and reliable 'Top 10' life steps that have been most helpful to Joe Korts clients in his 16 years of working with hundreds of gay men, are presented in an engaging and easy-to-understand manner and are supplemented by case histories from his practice. These are time-tested, practical decisions gay men can make in their search for emotional, sexual and personal fulfillment

Flight to Canada

Flight to Canada
Author: Ishmael Reed
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 179
Release: 1998-06-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780684847504

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A comically surreal, bitingly ironic account of the Civil War as seen by three runaway slaves illuminates the political consciences of both blacks and whites through a mixture of history, fantasy, and today's political realities. Reprint.