The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Velvet Rage A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity and how to overcome it
- Published: 04 May 2006
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780738210612 ISBN 10: 0738210617
- Sales rank: 30,149
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Full description for The Velvet Rage
The gay male world today is characterized by seductive beauty, artful creativity, flamboyant sexuality, and, encouragingly, unprecedented acceptability in society. Yet despite the progress of the recent past, gay men still find themselves asking, "Are we really better off?" The inevitable byproduct of growing up gay in a straight world continues to be the internalization of shame, a shame gay men may strive to obscure with a faade of beauty, creativity, or material success. Drawing on contemporary psychological research, the author's own journey to be free of anger and of shame, as well as the stories of many of his friends and clients, The Velvet Rage outlines the three distinct stages to emotional well-being for gay men. Offering profoundly beneficial strategies to stop the insidious cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior, The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that will influence the public discourse on gay culture, and positively change the lives of gay men who read it.