The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World, Second Edition


The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World, Second Edition Author Alan Downs
ISBN-10 0738215678
ISBN-13 9780738215679
Year 2012-06-05
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Da Capo Lifelong Books
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Todays gay man enjoys unprecedented hard won social acceptance Despite this victory however serious problems still exist Substance abuse depression suicide and sex addiction among gay men are at an all time high causing many to ask Are we really better off Drawing on contemporary research psychologist Alan Downss own struggle with shame and anger and stories from his patients The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay mans journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self defeating behavior Updated to reflect the effects of the many recent social cultural and political changes 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

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