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Main Title The velvet rage : overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man's world /
Author Downs, Alan,
Publisher Da Capo Life Long,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 794592768
ISBN 0738215678; 9780738215679
Subjects Gay men--Psychology. ; Gay men--Social conditions. ; Coming out (Sexual orientation)--Psychological aspects. ; Shame. ; SOCIAL SCIENCE--Gay Studies. ; Homosexuella mñ. ; Komma-ut-processen. ; Gaykultur. ; Diskriminering av homosexuella. ; Homosexualitet.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  HQ76.D69 2012 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/14/2017
Edition Completely rev. and updated 2nd ed., 1st Da Capo Press ed.
Collation xvii, 252 pages ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 239) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- The roots of rage -- The little boy with the big secret -- Ugly truths & high fashion dreams -- Out & raging -- Drowning -- Bewitched, betrayed -- The real me: a crisis of identity -- Paying the piper -- Stuck in shame: the vicious cycle -- In the mood for a man -- What's it all about?: a crisis of meaning -- Mighty real -- Healing relationship trauma -- The road to contentment -- Skills for living an authentic life -- Epilogue : this Peter Pan grows up. Offers advice on how gay men can overcome their deep-seated feelings of shame, which is often associated with their earliest childhood experiences and the ambivalent relationship they have with their own father.