Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories

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Patrick Merla
Avon, 1996 - Social Science - 365 pages
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Coming out is undeniably central to every gay man's life, but the phrase encompasses multiple meanings. Here are accounts of revealing one's sexual identity to parents, siblings, friends, and co-workers and, in one notable instance, to a stockbroker. Men tell of their first sexual encounters from their preteens to their thirties, with childhood friends who rejected or tenderly embraced them, with professors, with neighbors, with a Broadway star.

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This is an anthology of 29 essays about coming-out experiences of male authors going back to their boyhoods. I'd say about half the stories are memorable and affecting. The others bog down to greater ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Patrick Merla edited two of the most influential gay publications in the United States: "Christopher Street" and "New York Native." He is the author of "The Tales of Patrick Merla." He lives New York City.

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