Straight Acting

In Straight Acting, Angelo Pezzote (AskAngelo.com) encourages readers to go beyond limiting ideas of how “real” men should behave, and leave behind out-dated ways of being that create stumbling blocks to deeper intimacy. Drawing on his years of experience as a gay psychotherapist and advice columnist, he offers practical and thoughtful relationship strategies, with tips…

Queer Theory Gender Theory

A one-stop, no-nonsense introduction to the work of postmodern theorists like Jacques Derrida, Michael Foucault and Judith Butler that has redefined women’s, gay and gender studies. Nationally known gender activist Riki Wilchins combines straightforward prose with concrete examples from LGBT and feminist politics to guide the reader through the ideas that have forever altered our…

Embracing a Gay Identity

This work presents a psychological analysis of the process of “coming out” for gay men in America since 1950. Wilfrid Koponen looks at the process as a series of steps in a hero’s journey progressing from initial denial and anger to guilt, bargaining, and depression. The stages of acceptance and integration of a gay identity…

Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong

Frankly gay in its identity but universal in its themes of belonging, alienation, and community, Hometowns is a powerfully emotional, heartwarming exploration of how gay men fit into our society in every culture and every part of the country (U.S.) Written by John Preston, published in 1992.

Skinned Alive: Stories

The eight stories in this erotic and heartbreaking collection of Edmund White, published in 1995, are barometers of difference. They measure the distance between an American expatriate and the Frenchman who tutors him in table manners and rough sex; the gulf between a man dying of AIDS and his uncomprehending relatives.