Score: 4.5
From 90 Ratings

The Velvet Rage


  • Author: Alan Downs
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 1013461 Bytes


A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome itIn 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


  • Author: Matthew Todd
  • Release Date : 2016-06-16
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
  • File Size: 3190043 Bytes


'This is an essential read for every gay person on the planet' - Elton JohnWINNER BOYZ BEST LGBT BOOK 2017SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI BOOK PRIZE 2017Straight 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 a...

The Velvet Rage

The Velvet Rage


  • Author : Alan Downs
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738215853


The Velvet Rage Book Description :

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....

The Velvet Rage

The Velvet Rage


  • Author : Alan Downs
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738215853


The Velvet Rage Book Description :

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....

The Velvet Rage
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Velvet Rage


  • Author : Alan Downs
  • Publisher : Highbridge Company
  • Release Date : 2014-05-10
  • Genre: SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1611746469


The Velvet Rage Book Description :

The historic, groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality: why it has lead many men to feel ashamed of their own identity and how to overcome that sense of shame....

Straight Jacket

Straight Jacket


  • Author : Matthew Todd
  • Publisher : Black Swan
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Genre: Gay men
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0552778400


Straight Jacket Book Description :

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....

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
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2011-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459608429


10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives Book Description :

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 a...

Faggots
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Faggots


  • Author : Larry Kramer
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555846671


Faggots Book Description :

“A book of major historical importance—the first contemporary novel to chronicle gay life with unsparing honesty and wild humor.”—Erica Jong In print since its original publication in 1978, Larry Kramer’s Faggots has become one of the bestselling 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. “As a documentation of an era, as savage and savagely funny social parody, as a cry in the wilderness, and as a prescient, accurate reading of the writing on the wall, the novel is peerless and utterly necessary. It is brilliant, bellicose, contemptuous, compassion...

The Velvet Rope Economy
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Velvet Rope Economy


  • Author : Nelson D. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385543095


The Velvet Rope Economy Book Description :

From New York Times business reporter Nelson D. Schwartz comes a gripping investigation of how a virtual velvet rope divides Americans in every arena of life, creating a friction-free existence for those with money on one side and a Darwinian struggle for the middle class on the other side. In nearly every realm of daily life--from health care to education, highways to home security--there is an invisible velvet rope that divides how Americans live. On one side of the rope, for a price, red tape is cut, lines are jumped, appointments are secured, and doors are opened. On the other side, middle- and working-class Americans fight to find an empty seat on the plane, a place in line with their kids at the amusement park, a college acceptance, or a hospit...

Out of the Shadows
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Out of the Shadows


  • Author : Walt Odets
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374719326


Out of the Shadows Book Description :

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 th...

Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them

Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them


  • Author : Patrick Letellier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-02
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317765509


Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them Book Description :

Domestic violence in gay male relationships is the third largest health problem for gay men in America today. Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them breaks the silence surrounding gay male domestic violence and exposes this hidden yet prevalent and destructive problem. The authors paint a vivid picture of gay men’s domestic violence, bringing its brutality to life by including personal narratives, written by one of the authors, by clearly defining what it is and what it is not through lists of violent acts and criminal code categories, and by thoroughly examining and analyzing the criminal, mental health, medical, political, and interpersonal issues involved. The authors boldly depart from the battered women’s literature by asserting that batterers h...

Insult and the Making of the Gay Self

Insult and the Making of the Gay Self


  • Author : Didier Eribon
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-06-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822385493


Insult and the Making of the Gay Self Book Description :

A bestseller in France following its publication in 1999, Insult and the Making of the Gay Self is an extraordinary set of reflections on “the gay question” by Didier Eribon, one of France’s foremost public intellectuals. Known internationally as the author of a pathbreaking biography of Michel Foucault, Eribon is a leading voice in French gay studies. In explorations of gay subjectivity as it is lived now and as it has been expressed in literary history and in the life and work of Foucault, Eribon argues that gay male politics, social life, and culture are transformative responses to an oppressive social order. Bringing together the work of Jean-Paul Sartre, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, and Erving Goffman, he contends that gay culture and p...