Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk about Their Experiences

Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk about Their Experiences

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Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk about Their Experiences by Carolyn W. Griffin, Marian J. Wirth, Arthur G. Wirth

"Mom, Dad, I'm gay." When a parent hears these words, the initial shock is often followed by feelings ranging from anger and denial to fear and guilt. It's also the beginning of a difficult journey that, with understanding and emotional support, can lead to acceptance and beyond.

Now fully revised and updated, Beyond Acceptance by co-authors Carolyn W. Griffin, Marian J. Wirth, and Arthur G. Wirth remains a ground-breaking book that provides parents the comfort and knowledge they need to accept the gay children and build stronger family relationships. Based on the experiences of other parents, this book lets them know they are not alone and helps them through the emotional stages leading to reconciliation with their children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312167813
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/15/1997
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,187,720
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Carolyn W. Griffin, Marian J. Wirth, and Arthur G. Wirth are co-authors of Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk about Their Experiences.

Brian McNaught is an award-winning writer, sexuality educator, and consultant on the issues facing gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. He has trained several thousand employees of AT&T and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) on the topic of "Homophobia in the Workplace." Since 1974, Mr. McNaught has spoken at nearly one hundred universities and has produced numerous educational materials on homosexuality and on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). From 1982 to 1984 he served as the Mayor of Boston's liaison to the gay and lesbian community.

Mr. McNaught is the author of the popular book On Being Gay: Thoughts on Family, Faith, and Love (St. Martin's Press). He received his degree in journalism from Marquette University in 1970. A native of Detroit, Mr. McNaught now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

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