SEXUAL IDENTITY AISLE
The exploration of sexual identity can be difficult and confusing. Answers are not always obvious.
The selection below can help you through any phase of your investigation into sexual identity. If you're gay, lesbian, bi, or care about someone who is, these books can help*.
Outing Yourself: How to Come Out as Lesbian or Gay to Your Family, Friends and Coworkers
by Michelangelo Signorile
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"An author and columnist offers a sensitive, no-nonsense, supportive, fourteen-step program for coming out, as well as exercises, meditation notes, and anger checks and accounts of the experiences of lesbians and gays from around the nation." -- Synopsis
The Other Side of the Closet: The Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses and Families, Revised and Expanded Edition
by Amity Pierce Buxton
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"Based on five years of research, Buxton candidly looks at coming-out problems for the two million straight men and women who were or are married to a gay, lesbian, or bixexual mate. Penetrating vignettes." -- Synopsis
From Wedded Wife to Lesbian Life: Stories of Transformation
by Deborah Abbott (Editor), Ellen Farmer (Editor)
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"I read this book just when I was leaving my marriage. I expected to find a collection of stories by women who (unlike me) discovered their orientation later in life. I was delighted to find that the collection was much more diverse. Women of all ages are represented in this collection, and some, like me, knew they were lesbian before they married. Reading their stories was comforting during a time a great turmoil. " -- Amazon.com User Review
And Then I Became Gay: Young Men's Stories
by Ritch C. Savin-Williams
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"[Savin-Williams] demolishes the existing stereotypes of gay male development and replaces these sterotypes with real life stories." -- Bowdens
Now That I'm Out, What Do I Do?
by Brian McNaught
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"For many gay men and lesbian women, the first step in a long journey is acknowledging and accepting their sexuality. But what happens to those men and women after they have come to terms with this aspect of their lives? For many it means a complete reevaluation of very basic issues: family, relationships, community, and love. In this series of essays, McNaught explores these various aspects of life that may now be called into question for these men and women, and he sets out to educate and help guide them through the challenges they may encounter." -- Book Description
Queer Kids: The Challenges and Promise for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth
by Robert E. Owens
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"This book is an excellent source for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Youth and their supporters. This book is full of relevent information, tons of statistics, and plenty of excerpts from interviews with youth about every aspect of their sexuality. READ THIS BOOK!" -- Amazon.com User Review
Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out
by Lorain Hutchins (Editor), Lani Kaahumanu
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"One really good point that this book stresses is the duality of our monosexual culture-- the belief that everyone is either gay or straight. Our society leaves no room for the enormous spectrum between the two, since very few people are 100% homo- or heterosexual, and I think the book did a good job of emphasizing this point, and the way bisexuals feel out of place or "invisible" in both the straight and gay communities...I Highly recommend this book for everyone" -- Amazon.com User Review
Bisexualities: The Ideology and Practice of Sexual Contact with Both Men and Women
by Erwin J. Haeberle (Editor), Rolf Gindorf (Editor)
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"Heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality - after you have worked your way through this book you will have gained a better understanding of our sexualities, no matter which! - Personally I found the contributions of the editors, R. Gindorf and E. J. Haeberle, particularly inspiring." -- Amazon.com User Review
Pink Therapy: A Guide for Counsellors and Therapists Working with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients
by Dominic Davies (Editor), Charles Neal (Editor)
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"A guide for counselors and therapists working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients, providing an overview of their psychology and examining the differences between sexual minorities and heterosexuals. Proposes a model of gay affirmative therapy which challenges pathologizing models, and addresses issues surrounding working with single clients, couples, parenting, younger and older people, substance and partner abuse, and spirituality." -- From Book News, Inc.
Unrepentant, Self-Affirming, Practicing: Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay People Within Organized Religion
by Gary David Comstock
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