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Coming Out Straight

Coming Out Straight Book
Author : Richard Cohen
Publisher : Path
Release : 2016-06-02
ISBN : 9780963705884
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Coming Out Straight details author Richard Cohen's personal journey out of homosexuality, and also recounts his experiences over the past 25 years helping thousands of men and women resolve their unwanted same-sex attraction and fulfill their heterosexual potential. This book is engrossing, illuminating, and for many, an answer to prayer.

Coming Out Straight

Coming Out Straight Book
Author : Richard A. Cohen
Publisher : OakHill Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Psychoterapist Cohen presents his plan for transitioning from gay to straight.

The Other Side of the Closet

The Other Side of the Closet Book
Author : Amity Buxton
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release : 1994-06-07
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Coming Out Straight

Coming Out Straight Book
Author : International Healing Foundation, Incorporated
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000-01-01
ISBN : 9780963705846
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Coming Out Straight book written by International Healing Foundation, Incorporated, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Bi Men

Bi Men Book
Author : Ron Jackson Suresha,Pete Chvany
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-05-13
ISBN : 1135023026
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A moving and pioneering celebration of the male bisexual self that addresses biphobia in our society In today’s sexual world, both straight and gay and lesbian communities still often refuse to accept the reality of bisexuality. Bi Men: Coming Out Every Which Way confronts head-on the limiting views that bisexuality is a transitional phase of sexual evolution or a simple refusal to accept being either homosexual or straight. This pioneering collection of moving personal essays by bisexual men and those who love them explores what it means to be bisexual in today’s monosexually oriented society. The millennial shift in sexual perspectives draws more and more men to come out as being attracted to both women and men. Bisexual and bi-curious men will find comfort and camaraderie in these stories about coming out, its impact on family and marriage, evolving perspectives on bisexuals within the LGBT community, and the building of acceptance and affirmation for bisexuality and polyamory. The nearly three dozen essays in Bi Men: Coming Out Every Which Way are told in the honest words of bisexuals, confirming the validity of their place in the world while illustrating that there are more bi men than anyone ever realized. These diverse and pioneering men’s stories reveal a long-disguised and unconventional truth—that bisexuality is a valid lifestyle that does not threaten either sexual camp. Each contributor to this collection affirms the innate fluidity of self, sexuality, family, and community, and proclaims that sexuality is truly diverse in its predispositions and creativity. Bi Men: Coming Out Every Which Way separates its essays into four parts: coming out and personal realization of bisexual nature bisexuality’s effects on family and marriage an examination of the shifting viewpoints of bisexuality within gay communities ways in which bisexuals can affirm and respect their own desires and celebrate their sexual selves These intimate stories address: biphobia monosexual prejudice the impact on marriage family issues coming out to self, spouse, and family political and community issues religious and spiritual concerns Bi Men: Coming Out Every Which Way is a vibrant, reassuring call to bisexuals, the bi-curious, or anybody who knows and loves a bisexual/bi-curious man, to read and more completely understand the unique issues of being bisexual while providing the ultimate affirmation of bisexuality’s existence.

The Other Side of the Closet

The Other Side of the Closet Book
Author : Amity Pierce Buxton
Publisher : Turner Publishing Company
Release : 1994-06-01
ISBN : 9781630262204
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Candid, compassionate, authoritative--a rich source of insights, information, and practical guidance. ""The first major work on the topic."" --Gay Community News ""A much needed comprehensive study of what happens to husbands, wives, and children during the coming-out crisis. --The Reverend Jane E. Vennard, founder Task Force for Spouses of Gays and Lesbians ""The new enlarged edition adds important factors, especially children's reactions to a parent's coming out. Well-researched and insightful."" --Fritz Klein, M.D., author of The Bisexual Option ""Anybody practicing in this area would be well advised to read this book."" --Professor Arthur S. Leonard, New York Law School In two million marriages, one spouse is gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Having a spouse or parent disclose his or her same-sex attraction is a shattering experience fraught with pain, confusion, anger, and a profound loss of self-esteem. Amity Pierce Buxton spotlights this exploding phenomenon and reports constructive coping strategies that spouses and children have used to resolve problems of sexual damage, family breakdown, deception, and homophobia. Illustrated throughout by riveting personal narratives, this expanded edition of The Other Side of the Closet traces the family's journey from initial trauma to eventual transformation. This invaluable source of information for spouses, families, and professionals is based on Dr. Buxton's eight years of research, including interviews with 1,000 straight spouses and children, her own personal experience, and her counseling work with spouses of gay, lesbian, and bisexual partners.

Coming Out Straight

Coming Out Straight Book
Author : Richard Cohen, M.a.,Richard Cohen M a
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-06-02
ISBN : 9781533598578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS THIS BOOK! Everyone knows someone with a homosexual orientation-a neighbor, co-worker, relative, or friend. Coming Out Straight sheds light on a long misunderstood subject. Questions such as what causes same-sex attraction and how one can transition from gay to straight are addressed. Illustrated by those who successfully transitioned, this book is engrossing, illuminating, and for many, an answer to prayer. Although it may create controversy, it is destined to heal many lives-a loved one ... or maybe yours! Richard Cohen, a former homosexual, now married to his wife with three children, struggled for many years with unwanted same-sex attraction. He tried desperately to find professionals who understood his condition and help him heal. Because "it was so difficult to explain myself to therapists who didn't have a clue," Cohen eventually became a psychotherapist and developed a groundbreaking understanding of same-sex attraction and comprehensive plan for healing. Coming Out Straight not only details Cohen's personal journey out of homosexuality, but also recounts his experiences over the past 25 years helping thousands of men and women resolve their unwanted same-sex attraction and fulfill their heterosexual potential. "Richard Cohen shares his compelling personal story in which he journeys from homosexuality to a new life as husband and father. The transition has offered him valuable insights into the nature and healing of same-sex attractions." --Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D. Author, Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality "This book is a testament to a heroic and successful struggle to regain one's heterosexual identity. It gives hope to many." --Charles Socarides, M.D. Author, Homosexuality: A Freedom Too Far "In his self-help book...ex-gay therapist Cohen writes for gays and lesbians who want to transition to heterosexuality. His comprehensive, well-written, well-organized, and heavily referenced guide views homosexuality as a symptom of disrupted affiliation with the same-sex parent and incomplete feelings of maleness/femaleness, building on the psychological theories of Joseph Nicolosi and Elizabeth Moberly." --Library Journal, Volume 126, No. 12, July 2001

Gay Children Straight Parents

Gay Children  Straight Parents Book
Author : Richard Cohen
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2009-11
ISBN : 1458746275
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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HOPE AND HEALING FOR FAMILIES Out of his own experience and the experience of many of those he has served in his counseling practice, Richard Cohen sets out a step-by-step plan that offers a path toward renewed family relationships grounded in love, faith and mutual respect....

Finally Out

Finally Out Book
Author : Loren A. Olson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-04
ISBN : 9780997961430
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dr. Loren A. Olson has frequently been asked two questions: How could you not know that you were gay until the age of forty? Wasn't your marriage just a sham to protect yourself at your wife's expense? In Finally Out, Dr. Olson answers these questions by telling the inspiring story of his evolving sexuality, into which he intelligently weaves psychological concepts and gay history. This book is a powerful exploration of human sexuality, particularly the sexuality of mature men who, like Dr. Olson, lived a large part of their lives as straight men--sometimes long after becoming aware of their same-sex attractions. Readers will come to understand: - That there is no universal model for coming out - Why many older LGBTQ men came out late, do not come out at all, or come out to varying degrees in different environments - How stigma has created mental health problems for isolated and closeted men who have sex with men, particularly in geographical areas and cultures where there is little or no acceptance of homosexuality - How sexual function changes but perhaps even improves for older men - That aging creates opportunities that one has never had and may never have again, e.g., freedom from the tyranny of ambition - That some people consistently prefer an older sexual partner and this can lead to stable, intergenerational relationships - How same-sex sexual activity was considered prior to the Stonewall uprising in 1969 contrasted with the way it is perceived after Stonewall - How age, culture, geographical location, heterosexual marriage, and children impact a person's decision to come out - Why "conversion therapy" does not work and may be harmful - The difference between homophobia and homonaïveté - The archetypes of self-identified straight men who seek occasional or regular sex with other men - How to overcome the shame and guilt experienced by men who are sexually attracted to other men

Is My Husband Gay Straight or Bi

Is My Husband Gay  Straight  or Bi  Book
Author : Joe Kort
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2014-09-11
ISBN : 144222326X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jennifer can’t believe it. Just married and pregnant, she discovers that her husband has been meeting Brad for sex. When confronted, Tom doesn’t deny it, but he insists it’s just “a thing” and he isn’t gay. Elsewhere, John’s wife, Karen, discovers that her husband likes to watch gay porn. John doesn’t understand his wife’s reaction. Why does she care what he watches if he’s not unfaithful? In couple’s therapy, Karen and Jennifer raise the same questions: Does this mean my husband is gay? Can my marriage survive? These and other stories illustrate the difficulties inherent when a wife or girlfriend finds out her man has had or wants to have sexual contact with other men. But many times, the man is not gay or even bisexual. Of course, some men with gay sexual interests are gay men in a process of self-discovery; they are “coming out.” These desires may only reflect a different side of a man’s sexuality or some response to childhood trauma or experiences they have not fully processed. Here Joe Kort and Alexander P. Morgan make the distinction between gay men and “straight men with gay interests” clearer to women who want to know how they can overcome these revelations. The authors explain the many reasons why straight men may be drawn to gay sex; how to tell whether a man is gay, straight, or bisexual; and what the various options are for these couples, who can often go on to have very fulfilling marriages. Is My Husband Gay, Straight or Bi? is intended to help couples understand how male sexuality can express itself in ways that may be difficult to understand. Many marriages have been hurriedly terminated when couples (and their therapists) have lacked the information they needed to understand their current situations. This book provides the clarity, describes the choices, and (in many cases) offers hope for relationships and marriages that have been brushed off as doomed.

Coming Out Straight Role Exit and Sexual Identity re formation

Coming Out Straight  Role Exit and Sexual Identity  re formation Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this thesis I explore the relevance of role exit theory in relation to heterosexual persons who formerly identified as gay, lesbian, or queer. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a self identified sample of seven women and four men from south-western British Columbia. Participants discussed the social processes involved in establishing a heterosexual identity. including social stigma, reactions of significant others, presenting authentically, and establishing heterosexual relationships. Research results indicate that role exit as theorized by Ebaugh (1988) cannot be used as an extension of Troiden's (1988) model of sexual identity formation to account for shifts in sexual identity subsequent to the establishment of gay, lesbian, or queer identities. Further, the experiences described by participants did not conform to the stages of role exit, which suggested the need for a flexible model of heterosexual identity (re)formation that takes into account behaviour, affect, cognition, and the acceptance of heterosexual or straight as a personal label.

Let s Talk about Sex

Let s Talk about Sex Book
Author : Richard Cohen
Publisher : Path
Release : 2016-03-21
ISBN : 9780963705891
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everything you ever wanted to know about homosexuality but were afraid to ask In simple language, Straight Talk About Homosexuality will help you understand: The hidden meaning behind same-sex attraction (SSA). Clues why five celebrities experience SSA. How to love your homosexual family members and friends. Unmasking the homosexual myth--"born gay and can't change." Discover the real facts--not born with SSA and can change. Did you know that every day people change from "gay" to straight? This is a must read for every parent, teacher, counselor, clergy, and all who wish to understand what drives homosexual feelings and how to respond in love.

Coming Out Straight

Coming Out Straight Book
Author : Beverly Ann Bouma
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Coming Out Straight book written by Beverly Ann Bouma, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Inside Out

Inside Out Book
Author : Erin Shale
Publisher : Black Inc.
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781863952651
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Your Spouse Comes Out

When Your Spouse Comes Out Book
Author : Carol Grever,Deborah Bowman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-10-12
ISBN : 1136458832
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Effective therapeutic self-help techniques for a straight mate’s recovery One of the most traumatic events that can happen in a marriage is discovering your mate is gay. When Your Spouse Comes Out: A Straight Mate’s Recovery Manual is a comprehensive exploration of the trauma that provides practical steps that successful individuals have taken to keep this event from ruining their future. This guide offers solid therapeutic techniques for self-help and presents poignant true stories that illustrate that the damage is not irreparable. The book examines the various reactions to the coming-out event, the personal challenges and obstacles often experienced, and shares lessons learned and some of the secrets of transformation. When this crisis hits home, isolation, depression, anger, grief, and self-recrimination take root. When Your Spouse Comes Out: A Straight Mate’s Recovery Manual presents role models, analysis, practices, and activities promoting long-term emotional recovery for heterosexual men and women whose intimate partners are gay. The text includes integrated exercises helpful for class work and student discussion and case studies of people who recount their stories and explain their recovery. Topics in When Your Spouse Comes Out: A Straight Mate’s Recovery Manual include: different straight spouse responses to the coming out event diverse ways gay mates approach coming out typical stages of coping by straight spouses health risks how to tell the children helping children with the resulting challenges paths toward healing recreating family and more When Your Spouse Comes Out: A Straight Mate’s Recovery Manual offers a self-directed path to recovery which can be used individually or in the context of a support group. This guide is invaluable for straight spouses working alone or in groups, therapists, counselors, group facilitators, librarians, families of gays/lesbians, and their mates.

Straight Jobs Gay Lives

Straight Jobs Gay Lives Book
Author : Sharon Silverstein,Annette Friskopp
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-05-11
ISBN : 9781439145562
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The workplace has become the next frontier for gay rights, " stated a Fortune magazine cover story, and this book -- based on a series of groundbreaking interviews with more than 100 gay and lesbian alumni of the Harvard Business School -- is the most complete and most in-depth study ever made of gay and lesbian managers, executives, and employees in this country. Straight Jobs, Gay Lives frankly examines issues such as coming out versus being closeted in the workplace, harassment, discrimination, health and insurance benefits, resources and support groups, and the differences between the experiences of gay men and lesbians. With hundreds of personal stories -- from men and women of all ages and races -- Straight Jobs, Gay Lives provides readers with the encouragement, information, and support that they need to navigate today's fast-changing business world.

Bi Any Other Name

Bi Any Other Name Book
Author : Lani Ka’ahumanu, Loraine Hutchins
Publisher : Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
Release : 2015-09-23
ISBN : 1626011982
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“I am part of the generation that came of age when Bi Any Other Name was already in print. This groundbreaking anthology gave me the language, courage and sense of community I needed as a young queer woman.” —Daisy Hernández, A Cup of Water Under My Bed The 25th Anniversary Edition Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out first debuted in 1991. This groundbreaking book helped catalyze a national movement for bisexual identity, justice and equality. Often dubbed “the bisexual bible,” Bi Any Other Name was on Lambda Book Review’s Top 100 GLBT Books of the 20th century and became a beloved reference text in many classrooms, doctors’ offices, libraries, and pulpits. A 2007 Mandarin translation was published in Taiwan. The new 2015 introduction of this book updates readers to the enormous changes the past quarter century has brought – for bi people, the larger society and the sexual rights and liberation movement of which we are a part. When did you know? How did you come out? What was your experience? The coming out stories in this book speak to the many ways bisexuals embrace realities outside rigid either/or categories throughout the passage of our lives. Everyday stories of women, men, transgender bisexuals, teenagers to octogenarians, from many different cultures and family arrangements. The fierce truth of these lives made visible puts a check on bisexual erasure, exposing the binary constructions of gay/straight and male/female as oversimplifications that reduce spectrums to mere opposites. Caught between the mainstream culture’s persistent discounting of bisexuality, the sensationalizing characterizations presented in media, and the sexual liberation movement’s continual disregard of bisexuality as a serious identity, bisexual people are often not seen or heard when they speak out. There is a vital need for these earnest voices to be heard in the new century. Enormous cultural changes have occurred in the past 25 years, yes, but understanding bisexualities has just begun.

Unseen Unheard

Unseen Unheard Book
Author : Amity Pierce Buxton,R. L. Pinely
Publisher : CCB Publishing
Release : 2013-06
ISBN : 1771430699
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When presumably heterosexual spouses turn out to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, the unexpected revelation overshadows its devastating impact on their straight wives and husbands. Unseen-Unheard opens the window on their remarkable journeys from trauma to transformation. What would you do if your husband said he'd fallen in love with a man or thinks he might be gay or bisexual, or you discovered your wife's texts, photos, or emails indicating she has a female lover and wonders if she might be lesbian or bisexual? Well, this happens, a shattering reality that at least two million men and women have faced and tried to understand and accept, even as we were unseen and our voices unheard. Who are we? We are husbands and wives left behind when our spouses came out or after we discovered they were gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Shocked and paralyzed, swirling in the devastating wake of our beloveds' revelation, we had to pick up unrecognizable pieces of our former lives and try to reconfigure them without much outside support, recognition, or understanding of the depth of the crisis. Yes, straight spouses typically cope alone with unique issues of sexuality, betrayal, and broken belief systems. Slowly, we redefine ourselves, create new lives, affirm the joy of living, and reap life's infinite possibilities. We invite you to walk with us and experience our journey from the first desperate cries of discovery or disclosure to insights and wisdom gained as we resolve our issues and transform our lives. As you observe and listen, we hope you will embrace the courage, creativity, and resilience of our strength, which we didn't know we had, yet was so powerful that lifelong habits were broken and we uniquely and marvelously became who we were meant to be. About the Authors: Amity Pierce Buxton, her Ph.D. from Columbia University, has taught grades pre-school through graduate school. Member of the American Psychological Association, she serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Bisexuality and the Journal of GLBT Family Studies and on the board of the Catholic Association for Gay and Lesbian Ministry. She wrote The Other Side of the Closet: the Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses and Families and founded the worldwide Straight Spouse Network. Currently, she counsels spouses and couples, conducts research, writes articles and chapters, lectures, and gives workshops on all aspects of the impact of a spouse's coming out in a mixed-orientation or transgender/non-transgender marriage. R. L. Pinely writes, -Collaborating with Amity to write this book has been an amazing journey. Absorbing her expertise has been a rare privilege as we lived vicariously through the lives of others and walked in their shoes. As owner of an online support group, I'm so thankful that I have the opportunity every day to pass along her wisdom, insight, experience, and understanding to nearly 3,000 women.- Visit the Straight Spouse Network website: www.straightspouse.org

Straight to Gay

Straight to Gay Book
Author : Audrey Kouyoumdjian
Publisher : 10-10-10 Publishing
Release : 2018-02-25
ISBN : 9781772771961
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Like most young girls of her time, Audrey Kouyoumdjian dreamed of marrying a handsome successful man, getting a good education and job and starting a family. All of this came to pass, but with a life altering surprise. While studying to be a physiotherapist, Audrey had a special relationship with her roommate and best friend. She didn't realize just how special it was, but as time passed and the relationship got much stronger, the woman explained it to her....with a kiss. There was no name for this newfound love, and there was no conversation around it. They just knew they had to design their lives so that they could spend time together, while maintaining their marriages and dreams of having children. In this tell-all expose, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the twists and turns of the secret world of double lives, deception, and unbridled passion. Along the way, you'll awaken your own courage to change situations you thought were permanent, and ultimately live your authentic life of joy and good health. This book will appeal to you if you have ever had a secret, or want to understand what it's like to live with one.

Straight to Gay a Father s Journey

Straight to Gay  a Father s Journey Book
Author : Joel Roberts
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006-04-01
ISBN : 1425712681
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As you can imagine, coming out as a gay male can often times be a dramatic experience. But coming out while married and with children can be devastating to a family if done without extreme care and fore-thought. If you or someone you love is going through this process, it is important to note that you are not alone and that there are ways to go through the ordeal while maintaining a healthy relationship with your family. Men who find themselves at this cross road often feel very isolated, not knowing who they can turn to for help. As a result, they can make rash decisions that may have long term negative effects. Women, on the other hand, can find themselves confused, angry, ashamed and with very low self esteem. It is important for the man to acknowledge these emotions and to address each of them with compassion and understanding. This can be extremely difficult, especially if he is dealing with his own emotional turmoil. It is imperative, however, that both individuals step back from their own personal feelings and put their children's needs first. By doing this, there is a greater chance they will come out of the transition a stronger, more resilient family unit. Remember, being gay is not a choice. The choice we do have, however, is accepting who we are and, at the same time, maintaining a healthy relationship with those we love. This is our journey. "I am a gay father of two and I'm about half way through the coming out process. This book is an honest account of another family's story and has been extremely helpful for me to see things from my ex-wife's and children's point of view. The author's compassionate and understanding advice and insights have helped me steer a better course over the last year. I've gone back and re-read some chapters numerous times. I highly recommend this book to men, their wives and families!" Jim, Seattle "I see Joel's "coming out" life experience as extremely persuasive: speaking not only to other gay men, still in the closet, who live on the brink; engaging in the continual internal debate about whether, when and to whom to "come out." But I also see Joel's life experience speaking to the straight community. He is after all, like them in all other conventional respects, raises a family, attends church, and played it straight for as long as he could. He is commendable in all things that our society as a whole, values and rewards: honesty, hard work, compassion, and perhaps above all, courage." Tom Kochman, Chicago "I feel that I have gleaned so much from his rich and varied experiences. I know that I have learned so many invaluable lessons just reading his manuscript. It is very honest, raw, heartfelt and upfront. It speaks volumes to its gay readers and should have exactly the same effect on any heterosexual reader who has a broad mind and accepting heart." RJ Palacios, Philippines "I would like to thank the author for writing this book. I've never read anything like this and, although I don't know him personally, his story makes me think that we all are not so different from each other. No matter where we come from, what age we are, or from what creed, we all go through the same feelings and hurt at this crossroad we all share." Armand Grey, Philippines