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Acts of Disclosure : The Coming-Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) [Hardcover]

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Editorial Reviews Product Description Confronting the psychological, social, sexual, legal, and political issues at stake in the coming-out process, Acts of Disclosure: The Coming-Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men uses research findings and first-hand accounts to help gay adolescents and men accept and embrace their sexual identity as an integral part of their being. Offering helpful advice and specific suggestions that will guide you through the coming-out process, this text also teaches family, friends, and colleagues how they can support and encourage you in this challenge. A roadmap through the confusing process of coming to terms with your sexuality both privately and publicly, Acts of Disclosure walks you step-by-step through the stages of coming out, the emotions involved, the potential pitfalls, and the kinds of receptions you may meet. It points out both healthy and self-destructive coping strategies and teaches you how to take responsibility for your sexuality. You will find its discussions straightforward, honest, and direct, as it broaches the following topics: coming out in American schools expressing your sexual identity on the job the harmful effects of involuntary public exposure why some parents adjust better than others to the fact that they have a gay child the damaging effects of social myths attached to homosexuality the emotional and behavioral reactions wives have after discovering that their husbands are gay how to anticipate a possible “outing” against oneself and the advantages of coming out to prevent such an act compulsory social programming that may be deeply injurious to gay adolescents disclosing your sexual identity after the onset of AIDS Gay males of all ages, parents, friends, children, therapists, psychologists, social workers, and educators who read Acts of

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Disclosure will realize their error in treating gay sexual identity as undesirable, shameful, or second-rate. As you turn the last page of this comprehensive and enlightening book, you will likely find yourself with an appreciation of gay male sexuality as well as with a better understanding of the complexities of human nature.

Product Details Hardcover: 188 pages Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 23, 1998) Language: English ISBN-10: 0789002361 ISBN-13: 978-0789002365 Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review:

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First Sentence: The man who spoke these words, a thirty-four-year-old instructor of the humanities, echoes the sentiments of many gay men. Read the first page Key Phrases - Statistically Improbable Phrases (SIPs): (learn more) gay citizenry, gay educators, sexual disposition, gay workers, gay citizens, other gay people, gay employees, gay fathers, gay adolescents, gay teachers, gay person, gay population, mainstream population Key Phrases - Capitalized Phrases (CAPs): (learn more) United States, Harvey Milk, San Francisco, Representative Frank New! Books on Related Topics | Concordance | Text Stats Browse Sample Pages: Front Cover | Table of Contents | First Pages | Index | Back Cover | Surprise Me! Search Inside This Book:

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This book cites 23 books: Gay and Gray: The Older Homosexual Man by John Dececco Phd in Front Matter, and Back Matter The Golden Boy (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) by Robert Hatch in Front Matter, and Back Matter Family Secrets: Gay Sons--A Mother's Story (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) by John Dececco Phd in Front Matter, and Back Matter Gay and Lesbian Mental Health: A Sourcebook for Practitioners (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) by John Dececco Phd in Front Matter, and Back Matter The Bisexual Option, Second Edition (Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies) by Fritz Klein in Front Matter, and Back Matter See all 23 books this book cites 22 books cite this book: Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) by Karol L Jensen in Front Matter Family Secrets: Gay Sons--A Mother's Story (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) by John Dececco Phd in Front Matter Foundations of Social Work Practice With Lesbian and Gay Persons by Gerald P Mallon in Front Matter

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Foundations of Social Work Practice with Lesbian and Gay Persons by Gerald P. Mallon in Front Matter The Morality of Gay Rights: An Exploration in Political Philosophy by Carlos Ball in Back Matter See all 22 books citing this book

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews Most Recent Customer Reviews 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful: I found this to be an excellent read, December 30, 1998 By A Customer This review is from: Acts of Disclosure: The Coming-Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) (Paperback)

As a young gay man who has come out of the closet already, I found the book a thoughtful and acurate portrayal of the feelings and concerns that I went through on my own. Having this book at that time would have made my life a lot simpler. Mr. Vargo has written a book that recognizes the need for the individual to express him/herself, but also recognizes the need to keep a personal part of ones life private, at least in some parts of ones life. Coming-out is not a one step process, and this book will help anyone in any stage of that process. If you are thinking of coming-out to friends/family please read this book. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

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The best book on coming out I've read Vargo explains the coming out process in great detail; he's very thorough and has facts to back up his claims. Read more Published on January 18, 2001

never in my life Never in my life have I seen such a mockery of gay life. I love to be homosexual and I love my "sisters" so very very much. Mr. Read more Published on November 27, 1998

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful: A "must read" for those dealing with ANY coming-out issues!, December 26, 1998 By A Customer This review is from: Acts of Disclosure: The Coming-Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) (Paperback)

I would highly recommend this book for anyone, at any level of the "coming-out" process, as well as Parents,Sons, Daughters, and any other family members of someone who has recently "come-out". Much research has obviously gone into this work and I commend Vargo for that, as well as the EXTENSIVE Bibliography that is included. I certainly hope that organizations like PFLAG add this book to it's list of recommended reading. Sandy Miller Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful: One Helpful Way to Help Homosexuals and Friends, February 19, 2001 By A Customer This review is from: Acts of Disclosure: The Coming-Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) (Paperback)

This is a great book for someone concerned about a family member comming out or one who is concerned about comming out. Persons who are more educated about this subject are more likely to respond in a better way then one who is not educated about it. A great read for people are friends, parents, bosses, relatives, and others who want to learn to be more accepting of homosexuals. As this book mentions PLEASE be supportive of one who is going through the comming out process or who is out and needs a friend to talk about their problems. By being supportive one would feel less down and the bebefits can be huge to let the person know that you will be their to talk to if they need some one. If we become more accepting there would be less suicide, depression, and feelings of guilt. Be supportive and make a difference in someones life. This book is one great resource for anyone who want to have more good information on this important subject. http://www.amazon.com/Acts-Disclosure-Coming-Out-Process-Contemporary/dp/0789002361

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