Positively Gay: New Approaches to Gay and Lesbian Life / Edition 3

Positively Gay: New Approaches to Gay and Lesbian Life / Edition 3

by Betty Berzon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1587610957

ISBN-13: 9781587610950

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

When POSITIVELY GAY was first published in 1979, it was widely praised for its practical treatment of a variety of topics affecting the lives of gays and lesbians. With a list of contributors from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and approaches, this important resource, compiled by Dr. Betty Berzon, spotlights significant but often overlooked topics such as building

Overview

When POSITIVELY GAY was first published in 1979, it was widely praised for its practical treatment of a variety of topics affecting the lives of gays and lesbians. With a list of contributors from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and approaches, this important resource, compiled by Dr. Betty Berzon, spotlights significant but often overlooked topics such as building successful same-sex partnerships, reconciling religious dilemmas, coming out to one'¬?s family, creating gay families, using voting power to effect change, dealing with legal and financial issues, and living as a gay person of color. Gay and lesbian readers will find much to inform and guide them on their journey to self-acceptance.‚Ä¢ Replaces previous edition: ISBN 0-89087-676-2.‚Ä¢ Previous editions sold 50,000 copies.‚Ä¢ Provides information on recent developments and debates that have affected gay culture, including the Internet and same-sex marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587610950
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
397
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsx
Foreword1
Introduction12
Being Gay: Personal Issues, Social Options17
Developing a Positive Gay and Lesbian Identity18
Coming Out Inside32
The Ever Changing Lesbian Social Scene39
The Ever Changing World of Gay Men47
Gay Men's Sexualities: Reflections at the Dawn of the Millennium56
Partnering: The Special Issues of Same-Sex Coupling77
Building Successful Relationships78
Lesbian Couples: Special Issues93
Family Relations: Fresh Perspectives109
Telling the Family You're Gay110
For Parents of Lesbians and Gays125
We Are Family: Gay and Lesbian Parents and Their Rights138
Aging: A Season of Grace157
The Old Lesbian158
The Older Gay Man179
Religion: Reconciling the Spiritual Dilemma197
Judaism: A Time of Change198
Protestantism and Gay and Lesbian Freedom210
Catholicism: On the Compatibility of Sexuality and Faith233
The Practical Aspects: Taking Control of Your Life253
Job Security in the Workplace: Legal Protections for Lesbians and Gay Men254
Financial Planning: Making the Best Use of Your Money272
Take Back the Day: Opening the Corporate Closet290
Using Your Gay and Lesbian Voting Power301
People of Color: The Special Experiences of Minorities within a Minority317
African-American Issues: The Soul of It318
Latino Issues: Gay and Lesbian Latinos Claiming La Raza325
Asian-Pacific Islander Issues: Identity Integration and Pride334
Native Gay and Lesbian Issues: The Two-Spirit People342
Young People: The Future of Our Community359
The Brave New World of Gay and Lesbian Youth360
Telling Our Stories379
The Importance of Telling Our Stories380
The Positively Gay Discussion Guide387
Contributors391

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