How To Be Gay

Author: David M. Halperin
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674070860
Size: 16,84 MB
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A pioneer of LGBTQ studies dares to suggest that gayness is a way of being that gay men must learn from one another to become who they are. The genius of gay culture resides in some of its most despised stereotypes—aestheticism, snobbery, melodrama, glamour, caricatures of women, and obsession with mothers—and in the social meaning of style.

It S Ok To Be Gay Straight Talk About Homosexuality For Gay People And Those Who Love Them

Author: Sean Lemson
ISBN: 9781733004206
Size: 20,74 MB
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Preventing LGBT teen suicide is the ultimate aim of this book. Author and coach Sean Lemson works to foster compassion through a better understanding of homosexuality for gay people who are struggling with it, and those who love them.

It S Ok To Be Gay

Author: Alison Stokes
Editor: Accent Press Ltd
ISBN: 1909624136
Size: 20,63 MB
Format: PDF
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Launched to coincide with National Coming Out Day, It's OK to be Gay is a collection of inspirational coming out stories from well-known figures from the LGBT community, who talk frankly about their own experiences and how their sexuality has shaped their character and success. Contributors include: Sue Perkins; rugby star Gareth Thomas; best-selling crime writer Val McDermid; Coronation Street star Charlie Condou; Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor; Evan Davis, presenter of Dragon’s Den and Radio 4′s Today programme; Alice Arnold, former BBC newsreader and partner of Clare Balding; Edd Kimber, winner of the first ever Great British Bake Off; Reggae/soul singer Diana King; Lord Waheed Alli, Labour peer and entrepreneur; Award-winning writer Stella Duffy; X Factor finalist Jade Ellis; Author Paul Burston; Paralympian Claire Harvey; Actress Sophie Ward; Jane Czyzselska, editor of Diva magazine; Hip-hop artist Q Boy; Playwright Shelley Silas; Former Brookside actor Stifyn Parri; International rugby referee Nigel Owens; BBC Radio presenter Chris Needs; Rosie Wilby, comedienne and writer; Phyllis Opoku-Gyimah, Director UK Black Pride; Darren Scott, editor of GT magazine; It's OK to be Gay is a raising money for the charity Diversity Role Models and its work to stop homophobic bullying in schools.

A Funny Time To Be Gay

Author: Ed Karvoski
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439144990
Size: 13,78 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Meet the out crowd that’s really “in”—the gay and lesbian stand-up comics who’ve come out of the closet and stormed the mainstream with the hippest and wittiest comedy acts of the last three decades. In A Funny Time to Be Gay, Ed Karvoski Jr. traces the evolution of gay and lesbian comedy from the few pioneers in New York's Greenwich Village in the seventies, to the mavericks who played San Francisco's famed Valencia Rose in the eighties, to the comics who starred in their own TV specials in the nineties and continue to headline comedy clubs. With short introductions that reveal the performers’ approaches to both their sexual and professional identities, over thirty hilarious monologues capture the diversity of the gay and lesbian comic community.

Can You Be Gay And Christian

Author: Michael L. Brown
Editor: Charisma Media
ISBN: 162136593X
Size: 20,79 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers practical guidance for Christians who have gay friends, family members, or who struggle with their own sexuality.

How To Be Gay And Happy A Psychotherapist Explains

Author: Peter Field
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519161376
Size: 20,22 MB
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No matter how you identify or define your sexuality - Gay or LGBTIQ - the road to a more joyful, happy life is open and available to you. In this inspiring, life-changing book - written by a leading psychotherapist - you'll discover answers, solutions, and proven happiness strategies that you can start using today.'How to Be Gay and Happy' is your clear, concise blueprint to greater happiness, backed by solid research, loaded with practical techniques, and filled with expert insights that will guide you to the happier, more joyful life you deserve. In this remarkable book you will learn how to deal with blocks to your happiness. Including practical ways to safely respond to homophobic people and situations, and how to answer all kinds of religious bigotry and nurture your own inner self. You will find out all you need to know about IF, WHEN and HOW to come out; learn about LGBT health, and explore the whole range of LGB sex practices and techniques - no-holds-barred! You'll learn to see things - and yourself - in a new light, free of the events, prejudices, and myths of the past. What's more, you'll also discover everything necessary in order to find LGBTIQ friends and enter into rewarding relationships - both open and monogamous. 'How To Be Gay and Happy' explores what it really takes to be happy, and teaches you how to achieve this. Inside this inspirational book you will learn fresh, new, research-backed strategies you can use - concrete steps you can take to increase your personal levels of happiness. Packed with essential telephone numbers and useful websites, this is the ONE book written for gay AND lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex, and questioning persons, covering everything you need to know to live a happier, more satisfying gay life.

How Could My Husband Be Gay

Author: Ondrea L. Davis
ISBN: 9780615410265
Size: 18,66 MB
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How could my husband be GAY? is an autobiographical look into the life of Ondrea L. Davis. On the outside, Ondrea s life is nothing short of a fairy tale. She has a dream home, the perfect husband and three beautiful children. Ondrea soon discovers that her husband, Marceous King, is not the man she thought she married. Exhausting all efforts to salvage her marriage, Ondrea finds herself in the fight of her life. In the process, she uncovers a highly sophisticated web of deception and shocking secrets. Marceous will stop at nothing to keep Ondrea from exposing the truth and derailing his plan even if it means destroying her in the process. In this battle of good versus evil, who will be the ultimate victor?


Author: Leo Bersani
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674020871
Size: 20,52 MB
Format: PDF
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Acclaimed for his intricate, incisive, and often controversial explorations of art, literature, and society, Leo Bersani now addresses homosexuality in America. Hardly a day goes by without the media focusing an often sympathetic beam on gay life--and, with AIDS, on gay death. Gay plays on Broadway, big book awards to authors writing on gay subjects, Hollywood movies with gay themes, gay and lesbian studies at dozens of universities, openly gay columnists and even editors at national mainstream publications, political leaders speaking in favor of gay rights: it seems that straight America has finally begun to listen to homosexual America. Still, Bersani notes, not only has homophobia grown more virulent, but many gay men and lesbians themselves are reluctant to be identified as homosexuals. In Homos, he studies the historical, political, and philosophical grounds for the current distrust, within the gay community, of self-identifying moves, for the paradoxical desire to be invisibly visible. While acknowledging the dangers of any kind of group identification (if you can be singled out, you can be disciplined), Bersani argues for a bolder presentation of what it means to be gay. In their justifiable suspicion of labels, gay men and lesbians have nearly disappeared into their own sophisticated awareness of how they have been socially constructed. By downplaying their sexuality, gays risk self-immolation--they will melt into the stifling culture they had wanted to contest. In his chapters on contemporary queer theory, on Foucault and psychoanalysis, on the politics of sadomasochism, and on the image of "the gay outlaw" in works by Gide, Proust, and Genet, Bersani raises the exciting possibility that same-sex desire by its very nature can disrupt oppressive social orders. His spectacular theory of "homo-ness" will be of interest to straights as well as gays, for it designates a mode of connecting to the world embodied in, but not reducible to, a sexual preference. The gay identity Bersani advocates is more of a force--as such, rather cool to the modest goal of social tolerance for diverse lifestyles--which can lead to a massive redefining of sociality itself, and of what we might expect from human communities. Reviews of this book: "Perhaps no one since Leo Bersani in 'Is the Rectum a Grave?' has written so convincingly against the danger of homosexual assimilation as Leo Bersani in Homos...One of the strongest elements of [this book] is Bersani's attack on things which promote a `denial of sex,' whether it be sex acts themselves or, more importantly, the context in which those sex acts are made possible...Homos is a profound piece of imaginative literature." DD--Dale Peck, Voice Literary Supplement "In Homos, Leo Bersani effectively attacks some sacred cows of gay cultural theory. Most obviously, he argues against the tenet that gay and lesbian identities are socially constructed and so ultimately (indeed, preferably) dissolvable...Refreshingly, [Bersani] also does not skate round sensitive questions such as the status of sadomasochism within gay sexual practice, and the tortuousness of the political liaison between gays and lesbians...Bersani emerges as our most persuasive advocate of homosexual identities that offer and require social resistance--he terms this 'anticommunitarianism'--but also as perhaps the only writer in the field who convincingly brings together psychological and sociological accounts of sexuality." DD--Richard Canning, New Statesman & Society "Bersani engages with questions which the gay movement cannot ignore." DD--Times Literary Supplement "In his provocative and sure-to-be-controversial book, Homos, Bersani argues for the need to preserve the 'otherness' that he maintains is the essential core of homosexual identity." DD--David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle "Homos is one of the most interesting books to appear in lesbian and gay literature--in fact its vision is so broad that it places lesbian and gay readers centre stage in what could be a revolution." DD--Our Times "Leo Bersani, one of the most interesting, original and sophisticated of...literary historians, has written primarily on Modernism, from Baudelaire to Beckett and Genet, using Freud's metapsychology as a way of penetrating into the radical implications of their thought...[His] work...[is] a surprise and a revelation, both careful and highly original...It is deeply exciting to engage with Bersani's ideas. They allow us to open up traditional psychoanalytic theory, so that it is no longer a mere therapeutic strategy, and consequently a device for social control and homogeneity, but instead a larger perspective for understanding and valuing those possibilities and differences that can constitute human experience." DD--Kenneth Lewes, Psychoanalytic Books "Homos is an extremely persuasive analysis of the `anticommunal' freedom made possible by `perverse' sexuality...Bersani's argument is at once subtle, even brilliant." DD--Peggy Phelan, Contemporary Sociology

A Gay Sailor S Journey

Editor: The Nazca Plains Corporation
ISBN: 1610980395
Size: 14,56 MB
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The military has a policy of ‘don’t ask…don’t tell’ where homosexuality is concerned. Here is the story of one young man that joins the military despite his sexual orientation and finds other like-minded guys. This is the tale of how they excel in their career paths so that few question their dedication to their military careers, and how they still manage to satisfy their baser needs and instincts. There is nothing more difficult for a gay man than having to hide an integral part of their lives in order to pursue service to their country. Emmett is such a young man. He joins the Navy in order to obtain an education and serve his country. What he learns about himself during his years of service allows him to become a valued member of the military family while still being able to be gay. He learns also how to pass on his experience to other gay men so that they too can become all they can be while still being true to their sexual desires and needs. This is the story of one young man’s journey to professional, personal and sexual satisfaction.

Outing Yourself

Author: Michelangelo Signorile
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0307822729
Size: 17,34 MB
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From the author of Queer in America comes a complete, step-by-step guide to coming out of the closet--the first coming-out guide to the '90s. Signorile's pull-no-punches style gives this book a Susan Powter-ish Stop the Insanity! approach to a difficult and often mishandled experience.