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Positively gay : new approaches to gay and lesbian life
Berzon, Betty.
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley : Celestial Arts, [2001]

Physical Description:
x, 397 pages ; 23 cm
Being gay : personal issues, social options -- Developing a positive gay and lesbian identity / by Betty Berzon -- Coming out inside / by Mark Thompson -- The ever changing lesbian social scene / by Robin Podolsky -- The ever changing world of gay men / by Michael Bronski -- Gay men's sexualities : reflections at the dawn of the millennium / by Michael Shernoff -- Partnering : the special issues of same-sex coupling : building successful relationships / by Betty Berzon -- Lesbian couples : special issues / by Nancy Toder -- Family relations : fresh perspectives : telling the family you're gay / by Betty Berzon -- For parents of lesbians and gays / by Betty Fairchild -- We are family : gay and lesbian parents and their rights / by Joe Price -- Aging : a season of grace : the old lesbian / by Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin -- The older gay man / by Raymond M. Berger and James J. Kelly ; revised and updated by Richard Gollance -- Religion : reconciling the spiritual dilemma -- Judaism : a time of change / by Rabbi Denise Eger -- Protestantism and gay and lesbian freedom / by Rev. William R. Johnson -- Catholicism : on the compatibility of sexuality and faith / by Father Robert Nugent -- The practical aspects : taking control of your life -- Job security in the workplace : legal protections for lesbians and gay men / by David Link and Thomas F. Coleman ; Revised and updated by Alan Lofaso -- Financial planning : making the best use of your money / by Jonathan Wright and R. Jake Jacobson -- Take back the day : opening the corporate closet / by Brian Mcnaught -- Using your gay and lesbian voting power / by R. Adam Debaugh -- People of color : the special experiences of minorities within a minority -- African-American issues : the soul of it / by Ayofemi Folayan -- Latino issues : gay and lesbian latinos claiming la raza / by Eric-Steven Gutierrez -- Asian-Pacific islander issues : identity integration and pride / by Terry Gock -- Native gay and lesbian issues : the two-spirited / by Terry Tafoya -- Young people : the future of our community -- The brave new world of gay and lesbian youth / by Teresa Decrescenzo and Emilia Lombardi -- Telling our stories -- The importance of telling our stories / by John Preston -- The positively gay discussion guide.
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When Positively Gay was first published in 1979, it was widely praised for its practical treatment of a variety of topics affecting the lives of gays and lesbians. With a list of contributors from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and approaches, this important resource, compiled by Dr. Betty Berzon, spotlights significant but often overlooked topics such as building successful same-sex partnerships, reconciling religious dilemmas, coming out to one's family, creating gay families, using voting power to effect change, dealing with legal and financial issues, and living as a gay person of color.

Table of Contents

Barney Frank, U.S. House of RepresentativesBetty BerzonBetty BerzonMark ThompsonRobin PodolskyMichael BronskiMichael Shernoff, M.S.W.Betty BerzonNancy ToderBetty BerzonBetty FairchildJoseph R. PriceDel Martin and Phyllis LyonRaymond M. Berger and James J. Kelly and Richard GollanceRabbi Denise L. EgerRev. William R. JohnsonFather Robert NugentDavid Link and Thomas F. Coleman and Alan LoFasoJonathan A. Wright, Esq.Brian McNaughtR. Adam DeBaughAyofemi FolayanEric-Steven GutierrezTerry S. GockTerry TafoyaTeresa DeCrescenzo and Emilia LombardiJohn Preston
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Forewordp. 1
Introductionp. 12
Being Gay: Personal Issues, Social Optionsp. 17
Developing a Positive Gay and Lesbian Identityp. 18
Coming Out Insidep. 32
The Ever Changing Lesbian Social Scenep. 39
The Ever Changing World of Gay Menp. 47
Gay Men's Sexualities: Reflections at the Dawn of the Millenniump. 56
Partnering: The Special Issues of Same-Sex Couplingp. 77
Building Successful Relationshipsp. 78
Lesbian Couples: Special Issuesp. 93
Family Relations: Fresh Perspectivesp. 109
Telling the Family You're Gayp. 110
For Parents of Lesbians and Gaysp. 125
We Are Family: Gay and Lesbian Parents and Their Rightsp. 138
Aging: A Season of Gracep. 157
The Old Lesbianp. 158
The Older Gay Manp. 179
Religion: Reconciling the Spiritual Dilemmap. 197
Judaism: A Time of Changep. 198
Protestantism and Gay and Lesbian Freedomp. 210
Catholicism: On the Compatibility of Sexuality and Faithp. 233
The Practical Aspects: Taking Control of Your Lifep. 253
Job Security in the Workplace: Legal Protections for Lesbians and Gay Menp. 254
Financial Planning: Making the Best Use of Your Moneyp. 272
Take Back the Day: Opening the Corporate Closetp. 290
Using Your Gay and Lesbian Voting Powerp. 301
People of Color: The Special Experiences of Minorities within a Minorityp. 317
African-American Issues: The Soul of Itp. 318
Latino Issues: Gay and Lesbian Latinos Claiming La Razap. 325
Asian-Pacific Islander Issues: Identity Integration and Pridep. 334
Native Gay and Lesbian Issues: The Two-Spirit Peoplep. 342
Young People: The Future of Our Communityp. 359
The Brave New World of Gay and Lesbian Youthp. 360
Telling Our Storiesp. 379
The Importance of Telling Our Storiesp. 380
The Positively Gay Discussion Guidep. 387
Contributorsp. 391