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The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World

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Publisher Comments:

The gay male world today is characterized by seductive beauty, artful creativity, flamboyant sexuality, and, encouragingly, unprecedented acceptability in society. Yet despite the progress of the recent past, gay men still find themselves asking, "Are we really better off?" The inevitable byproduct of growing up gay in a straight world continues to be the internalization of shame, a shame gay men may strive to obscure with a fa?ade of beauty, creativity, or material success. Drawing on contemporary psychological research, the author's own journey to be free of anger and of shame, as well as the stories of many of his friends and clients, The Velvet Rage outlines the three distinct stages to emotional well-being for gay men. Offering profoundly beneficial strategies to stop the insidious cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior, The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that will influence the public discourse on gay culture, and positively change the lives of gay men who read it.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

Alan Downs, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist practicing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His fifteen years of treating clients have already been reflected in numerous books about both leadership and self-help. A personal and professional milestone, The Velvet Rage is his first book about the psychology of gay life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738210612
Subtitle:
Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World
Author:
Downs, Alan
Author:
Downs, Ph. D.
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060425
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 9 oz

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