Is It a Choice?: Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Gays and Lesbian

Is It a Choice?: Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Gays and Lesbian

by Eric Marcus
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Is It a Choice?: Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Gays and Lesbian by Eric Marcus

The answers to all the questions you've ever had about homosexuality but were afraid to ask are finally in one book, Is It a Choice?

In this newly revised and updated edition, Eric Marcus provides insightful, no-nonsense answers to hundreds of the most commonly asked questions about homosexuality. Offering frank insight on everything you've always wanted-and needed-to know about same-gender relationships, coming out, family roles, politics, and much more, including:

How do you know if you're gay or lesbian?
What should you do if your child is gay or lesbian?
Do gay parents raise gay children?
If you think a friend is gay or lesbian, what should you say?
Why do gay men and women want to get married?
What does the Bible say about homosexuality?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060832803
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/2005
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 821,041
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Eric Marcus is the author of several books and coauthor of Breaking the Surface, the number one  New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis.

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Is It a Choice?: Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Gays and Lesbian 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the third edition of Eric Marcus' 'IS IT A CHOICE: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay and Lesbian People' and in revising his original 1990s publication he has added some welcome, warm humor and finer perspective, features that make this little book an invaluable help to individual, families and friends who are experiencing discovery of someone 'coming out of the closet'.Much has changed in the past decade toward wider public understanding of gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual people: important films with major stars portraying gay people in positive light popular television shows such as 'Will and Grace', 'The L Word', 'Queer as Folk', 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' spokesmen and comedians/comediennes like Ellen DeGenneres, Margaret Cho, Kate Clinton etc important novelists such as Colm Toibin, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides - all of these have opened doors to the public to examine gay life and its spectrum. But when the encounter becomes personal, there are still the myriad questions that many are simply afraid to ask. Marcus tackles these embarrassing questions head on and with a fine sense of healthy normalcy. Questions range from the tough ones (what makes people gay - is it illness, can it be cured, how do you tell, what are the indicators?) to the often heard but silly ones as to whether all gay men love opera and hate sports and do all lesbians want to appear to be men, et cetera ad infinitum. Yes, to some the questions seem superficial - and thank goodness at last they do! But to others less informed and more threatened by the notion of gay life this book is most helpful. No preaching or politicking here, just common sense approaches to quasi-delicate issues. Would that school libraries would stock this book on shelves for those students who are coping with 'gay' either within themselves or with barely closeted friends. And for husbands and wives who discover their spouses are lesbian or gay, mothers and fathers who don't have a clue how to broach the subject with their suspected child. Marcus has a terrific sense of humor and writes well, but he also is a committed 'sociologist' who has taken the time to provide not only answers to the obvious questions, but also provides richly detailed resources in the appendices of this book that serve as further information and support guides.And other than that, this is also a fun book to read - no matter your inclination! Highly recommended. Grady Harp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
18 months ago my son told me he was gay. My sister (his aunt) and I purchased 4 books the next day. We each read two and then traded. Eric Marcus' book was the best. It IS so informative and helpful. I've since purchased half a dozen paperbacks that I have given to other parents. I just purchased the eBook (for myself) since I kept giving my copy away!
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She walked in "it is obvious you like Izabel 'and you owe me another kiss'" she mocked and started to cry.
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