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

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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.
 

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The Velvet Rage is becoming a touchstone in gay culture just as Goodbye to Berlin was in the 30s, A Boy’s Own Story in the 60s and Faggots in the 70s.”--Observer (UK)
 

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Alan Downs, PhD, is a clinical psychologist practicing in Beverly Hills, California. The former CEO of Michael’s House Treatment Center, Downs now maintains a thriving private psychotherapy practice and an intensive outpatient addiction program.
 

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ISBN:
9780738215679
Author:
Downs, Alan
Publisher:
Da Capo Lifelong Books
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Gay Studies
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General

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The Velvet Rage is becoming a touchstone in gay culture just as Goodbye to Berlin was in the 30s, A Boy’s Own Story in the 60s and Faggots in the 70s.”--Observer (UK)
 
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