Loving Someone Gay

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Lethe Press, 2009 - Psychology - 287 pages
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For more than three decades, clinical psychologist, Don Clark, has been speaking to the hearts and minds of gay people, their families, friends, teachers and helpers in the many editions of Loving Someone Gay. With compassion he has promoted communication across generations as well as revealing a path of understanding and reconciliation for parents, siblings, husbands and wives as well as among religious leaders, teachers, librarians, legislators, judges, and law enforcement agencies. Most important he has provided vital insight into the psychodynamics and sociology of individuals, the gay men and lesbians who have been and continue to be misunderstood and abused in societies around the world. He has said: "In this age of global misunderstanding in which we see old habits of prejudice and bigotry coming into question finally, the world cries out for communication and empathy. The time has come for any person who believes she or he is rational to offer a helping hand to a gay sister or brother, here or there, known or unknown. Previously unquestioned rules are changing. No person is free to dare to be exactly who she or he is until that person is willing to offer understanding, respect and affection to the gay person who yearns only for that same freedom." With this latest updated edition of his famous book, Dr. Clark shines a clear light into our future in the twenty-first century.
 

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Mixing anecdotes, stories, philosophy, and advice, Clark offers readers a fully rewritten 20th-anniverary edition of his popular guide for gay people and those who want to love and support them. The ... Read full review

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Read this when a family member came out in the '80's. No earth shattering revelations but offered insights into issues that people sometimes encounter. Read full review

Contents

Growing Up Gay
20
Invisibility Oppression SelfConcept
28
Pressures and Attemptsto Conform
40
Community
48
Rewards
56
The Gift of Gay
64
Right Wrong Good Bad
70
Emotions
78
Sons Daughters
194
Sisters and Brothers
204
Friends Relatives and Neighbors
210
Helping
218
Being Professional
228
Continuing Education
236
Librarians and Teachers
250
Physicians and OtherHealthcare Workers
254

Gay Straight Bi Other Categories
86
Telling
92
Attraction Responsibility andRelationship
104
Family
126
Change
136
Pride
146
Learning the Truth
156
Acceptance Appreciation Communication
164
Parents
176
Wives Husbands
182
Clergy
256
Psychotherapists and Counselors
258
Massage Therapists andProfessional Companions
262
Police Judges and Lawmakers
266
Researchers
272
Epilogue
276
Index
280
About the Author
288
Back cover
290
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About the author (2009)

Clark is a retired USAF Colonel, university administrator and faculty member. He speaks Russian and Turkish. He is a third degree Black Belt in Kodokan Judo, loves tennis, jet and snow skiing.

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