The Velvet Rage

Author: Alan Downs
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738215856
Size: 25.62 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.

The Velvet Rage

Author: Alan Downs
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738215856
Size: 38.76 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.

Faggots

Author: Larry Kramer
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555846671
Size: 48.81 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.

Cruise Control

Author: Robert Weiss, MSW
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 0985063343
Size: 74.22 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.

Writer Of The Purple Rage

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
ISBN: 9780786703890
Size: 18.20 MB
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Containing stories from the dark side, the light side, and all shades in between, this is a masterful collection by one of America's rising storytellers. Storylines include that of a woman who discovers grisly horror on a mountain road, a plastic love doll who becomes liberated, and a baby's diaper that is possessed by aliens.

Straight Jacket

Author: Matthew Todd
Publisher: Black Swan
ISBN: 9780552778404
Size: 41.86 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.

Becoming Gay

Author: Richard A. Isay
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805053159
Size: 35.99 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. Reprint.

Outlaw Marriages

Author: Rodger Streitmatter
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807003352
Size: 18.23 MB
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For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Pairs of men and pairs of women joined together in committed unions, standing by each other “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health” for periods of thirty or forty—sometimes as many as fifty—years. In short, they loved and supported each other every bit as much as any husband and wife. In Outlaw Marriages, cultural historian Rodger Streitmatter reveals how some of these unions didn’t merely improve the quality of life for the two people involved but also enriched the American culture. Among the high-profile couples whose lives and loves are illuminated in the following pages are Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams and Mary Rozet Smith, literary icon Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, author James Baldwin and Lucien Happersberger, and artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.

Love Between Men

Author: Rik Isensee
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504023595
Size: 27.76 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.

Gay Body

Author: Mark Thompson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312198862
Size: 20.89 MB
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A combination autobiography and philosophical treatise explores the passage to adulthood for gay men, discussing spiritual healing and dangerous archetypes while reviewing the author's journey from a difficult family upbringing, through the leather movement, to his own integration and fulfillment. Reprint.