ISBN-10:
0789002361
ISBN-13:
9780789002365
Pub. Date:
01/28/1998
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Acts of Disclosure: The Coming-Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men / Edition 1

Acts of Disclosure: The Coming-Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men / Edition 1

by Marc E. Vargo

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ISBN-13: 9780789002365
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Series: Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.34(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The Coming-Out Process
  • The Origins of Homosexuality
  • Stage 1: The Pre-Coming-Out Years
  • Stage 2: Coming Out to Oneself
  • Stage 3: Exploration and Experimentation
  • Stage 4: Coming Out to Others
  • Stage 5: Commitment and Integration
  • Suggestions
  • Chapter 2. The Family Sphere: Gay Sons, Husbands, and Fathers
  • Reasons for Not Telling the Family
  • Telling One’s Parents
  • Telling One’s Wife
  • Telling One’s Children
  • Suggestions
  • Chapter 3. The Professional Sphere: Coming Out in the Workplace
  • Elementary and Secondary Education
  • The Sciences
  • Business and Industry
  • The Military
  • Current Trends
  • Suggestions
  • Chapter 4. The Public Sphere: Managing Widespread Exposure
  • The Public Crucible
  • Outing and its Effects
  • The Decisions to Go Public
  • Suggestions
  • Appendix. Coming-Out Resources
  • The Family
  • The Workplace
  • HIV Prevention and Treatment
  • Legal Concerns
  • Religious Issues
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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