World Out There: Becoming Part of the Lesbian and Gay Community

World Out There: Becoming Part of the Lesbian and Gay Community

by Michael Thomas Ford
     
 

A much-needed introduction to life beyond the closet door, Mike Ford’s The World Out There: Becoming Part of the Lesbian and Gay Community is the first book for a new generation of young men and women who want to know more about what being part of the gay and lesbian community means.

In a book that many older gay men and lesbians will wish had

Overview

A much-needed introduction to life beyond the closet door, Mike Ford’s The World Out There: Becoming Part of the Lesbian and Gay Community is the first book for a new generation of young men and women who want to know more about what being part of the gay and lesbian community means.

In a book that many older gay men and lesbians will wish had been available to them, The World Out There addresses everything from dating and the gay bar scene, to career and education choices, community centers, and online services.

The book includes lists of songs, artists, books, films, and resources of special interest to lesbians and gay men; schools with gay studies programs; and portraits of a half-dozen gay communities in cities across the country. Brief profiles offer examples of men and women who have successfully incorporated their gay identities into their personal and professional lives.

Ideal for the thousands of young men and women who migrate to urban gay communities every year, The World Out There is also for the thousands of others isolated in less receptive settings for whom this book will open up a whole wonderful and reassuring universe of possibilities.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Outspoken intersperses bibiographies and other "fast fact" lists among 12 interviews with a business executive, police officer, Olympic boxer, actor, and more. In his earlier, acclaimed The World Out There, Ford sensitively explains issues, dispels stereotypes, and shows some of the many ways that teens can become involved with a larger gay community. (LJ 8/96)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565842342
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Gay and Lesbian Studies Series
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.29(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author


Michael Thomas Ford is the author of several books, including 100 Questions & Answers about AIDS and The Voices of AIDS. His essays and articles on gay and lesbian issues have appeared in magazines including The Advocate, Publishers Weekly, Lambda Book Report, QW, and Current Biography.

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