The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World (Paperback)
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The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 05/06/2012
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Today's 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 Downs's own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients, The Velvet Rage passionately describes 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 behaviour. 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.

Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9780738215679
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 208 x 138 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd edition


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Philadelphia Gay News bestseller, 5/11/12 "A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity and how to overcome it. This book has remarkable staying power." Artvoice, 11/26/15 "The clearest, most succinct delineation of the origins and consequences of internalized homophobia, and how to address them."

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“Read this”

A truly inspiring read for any gay man figuring out how they want to live their life.

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“Amazing”

Not much of a reader but I loved this book! You don’t have to be of any specific sexual orientation to understand or relate there’s something in for everyone. Highly recommended

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