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Outing Yourself: How to Come Out as Lesbian or Gay to Your Family, Friends, and Coworkers

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

No matter how much you prepare, coming out as gay or lesbian is a difficult, emotional process — a process that will continue long after the words are spoken and the secret is out. There's no magic formula, but Outing Yourself by Michelangelo Signorile offers structure, guidance, and straightforward advice to all those:

WHO ARE STRUGGLING WITH THEIR SEXUALITY AND UNSURE OF WHAT TO DO

WHO HAVE ACCEPTED THAT THEY ARE GAY BUT ARE STILL AFRAID TO COME OUT

WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES OUT OF THE CLOSET BUT REALIZE THEY HAVE FARTHER TO GO

Signorile's 14-step program — complete with exercises, meditation notes, and anger checks, as well as the accounts of the coming-out experiences of other lesbians and gay men — shows how you can successfully handle this life-changing, life-renewing process. A guide for the coming-out journey, Outing Yourself will convince all who read it that, in the words of the author, "The stress of coming out will never be as hard on you as the stress of staying in was."

Synopsis:

The author of Queer in America and prominent Out magazine columnist offers a sensitive, easy-to-follow, 14-step program for coming out. "Signorile's book does a service simply by updating the crucial coming-out issue and analyzing, demystifying, and reframing it in a cotemporary way appropriate to these complex times".

About the Author

Michelangelo Signorile is the author of Queer in America and a columnist for Out magazine. He has also written for The New York Times, The Village Voice, USA Today, The Advocate, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, People, and The Face. He is a graduate of the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and he lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Foreword by Betty Berzon, Ph.D.

Introduction

PART I OUTING YOURSELF TO YOURSELF

Step 1. Identifying Yourself

Step 2. Recognizing Self-Loathing and Creating Self-Respect

Step 3. Learning the Truth About Being Gay

PART II OUTING YOURSELF TO OTHER GAY PEOPLE

Step 4. Meeting Other Gay People

Step 5. Developing a Family of Friends

PART III OUTING YOURSELF TO YOUR STRAIGHT FRIENDS

Step 6. Telling Your Best Friend

Step 7. Coming Out to Other Friends

PART IV OUTING YOURSELF TO YOUR FAMILY

Step 8. That First Talk

Step 9. Keeping the Discussion Going

Step 10. Bringing Home Your Gay Friends and Partners

PART V OUTING YOURSELF TO YOUR COWORKERS

Step 11. Understanding and Assessing the Sexual Nature of the Workplace

Step 12. Letting Coworkers Find Out

PART VI COMING OUT EVERY DAY

Step 13. Helping Others to Come Out

Step 14. Not Thinking About It at All

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684826172
Author:
Signorile, Michelangelo
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Signorile, Michelangelo
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Self-help techniques
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Lesbians -- United States -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Coming out
Subject:
Gay men -- Family relationships.
Subject:
Gay men -- United States -- Social conditions.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Fireside ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
88-630
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 6.335 oz

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