Becoming Gay: The Journey to Self-Acceptance
Now revised and updated for the 21st-century, Becoming Gay is the classic guide on how to accept one's homosexuality. By exploring the psychological development of gay men through personal case histories—including his own—Dr. Isay shows how disguising one's sexual identity can induce anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Individual chapters tackle acceptance in any stage or circumstance of life, whether it be adolescence, married-with-children, retirement age, or living with HIV and AIDS. Dr. Isay's insights provide invaluable support to gay men and will enliven families, friends, and therapists who want to better understand the process of coming out and help their loved ones or patients to embrace a positive gay identity.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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BECOMING GAY: The Journey to Self-AcceptanceUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Isay (Being Homosexual, 1989) discusses the role psychoanalysis can play in helping gay men to embrace their identity. Himself a gay psychoanalyst, Isay frequently slips into awkward phrasings and ... Read full review
Becoming gay: the journey to self acceptanceUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The author of Being Homosexual (LJ 4/1/89) tells how it all gets started. Read full review