For many gay men and lesbian women, the first step in a long journey is acknowledging and accepting their sexuality. But what happens to those men and women after they have come to terms with this aspect of their lives? For many it may mean a complete reevaluation of very basic issues: family, relationships, community, and love.
In this series of essays, McNaught explores these various aspects of life that may now be called into question for these men and women, and he sets out to educate and help guide them through the challenges they may encounter.
Now That I'm Out, What Do I Do? solidifies McNaught's place as one of the best-known speakers on the issues that face gays and lesbians.
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About the Author
Brian McNaught has been an educator about homosexuality since 1974. He is the author of fours books, including On Being Gay. He is certified as a sexuality educator by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). He received the Mary Lee Tatum Award from Planned Parenthood for his contribution to the public's understanding of homosexuality. Brian McNaught splits his time between San Francisco, California and Provincetown, Massachusetts.
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. He received his degree in journalism from Marquette University in 1970. A native of Detroit, Mr. McNaught now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have never read this book and do not plan to read it. It is offensive that this author and "diversity trainer" claims to teach respect for differences and diversity. He does not practice it in his life. He has written an article in the Tupper Lake Free Press newspaper on October 17, 2012 and berates the environmental group, the Sierra Club and individuals who are standing up for what they believe. He calls them "disgruntled", "obstinate", "nuisance", "stubborn" and "mean spirited." Has he ever met them or spoken to them? Has he engaged in conversation so he understands their beliefs? I wonder if that is exactly what he teaches in his diversity training?? The words he uses to describe someone with different opinions and beliefs than his own - sure are similar to what people say to members of the GBTL community. He is just another hypocrite. . . As Samuel Adams said "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." It saddens me to think this man is teaching others about diversity and sensitivity training when he himself does not practice what he preaches. As "the godfather of gay sensitivity training" according to The New York Times, I would think he would want to get all the facts and information and be open to others' opinions and beliefs. I guess not.
Brian takes a subject that is taken for granted, breaks it up into smaller parts, explains the parts in easy to understand language and leaves you with a totally new outlook on the subject. For instance, I thought I knew what coming out was all about since I had been out of the closet for years but, after I read what Brian had to say about the closet, I realized I was still very much in the closet. What he said forever changed how I view the closet, coming out and gay people and helped me take more responsibility for my life.