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The velvet rage : overcoming the pain of growing up gay in a straight man's world / Alan Downs.

Downs, Alan. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 306.7662 DOW (Text) 78731000519016 New NF Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780738215679 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0738215678 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 252 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: Completely rev. and updated 2nd ed., 1st Da Capo Press ed.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Da Capo Lifelong, 2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface to the 2012 edition -- Introduction -- The roots of rage -- The little boy with the big secret -- Ugly truths & high fashion dreams -- Out & raging -- Drowning -- Bewitched, betrayed -- The real me: a crisis of identity -- Paying the piper -- Stuck in shame: the vicious cycle -- In the mood for a man -- What's it all about?: a crisis of meaning -- Mighty real -- Healing relationship trauma -- The road to contentment -- Skills for living an Authentic life -- The peter pan grows up.
Summary, etc.:
A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome it.In The Velvet Rage, psychologist Alan Downs draws on his own struggle with shame and anger, contemporary research, and stories from his patients to passionately describe the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men. --amazon.
Subject: Gay men > Psychology.
Gay men > Social conditions.
Coming out (Sexual orientation) > Psychological aspects.

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