138 x 208 x 20mm
The gay male world today is characterized by seductive beauty, artful creativity, flamboyant sexuality, and unprecedented acceptability in society. Yet 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. Drawing on contemporary psychological research, the authors 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.