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Author Downs, Alan.
Title The velvet rage : overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man's world / Alan Downs.
Published/Produced Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Lifelong, 2012.
Edition 2nd ed., completely revised and updated.
1st Da Capo Press ed.
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Call Number 306.7662 DOW
ISBN 9780738215679
Description xvii, 252 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes Includes index.
Summary GAY STUDIES (GAY MEN). 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 facade 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.
Subjects Gay men -- Psychology.
Gay men -- Social conditions.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- Psychological aspects.
Shame.