why i don t call myself gay

Why I Don T Call Myself Gay
Author: Daniel Mattson
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Release Date: 2017-04-30
Pages: 325
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Daniel Mattson once believed he was gay. Raised in a Christian family, and aware of attractions to other boys at age six, Mattson's life was marked by constant turmoil between his faith in God and his sexual attractions. Finding the conflict between his sexual desires and the teachings of his church too great, he assumed he was gay, turned his back on God, and began a relationship with another man. Yet freedom and happiness remained elusive until he discovered Christ and his true identity. In this frank memoir, Mattson chronicles his journey to and from a gay identity, finding peace in his true identity, as a man, made in the image and likeness of God. Part autobiography, part philosophy of life, and part a practical guide in living chastely, the book draws lessons from Mattson's search for inner freedom and integrity, sharing wisdom from his failures and successes. His lifelong search for happiness and peace comes full circle in his realization that, above all else, what is true about him is that he is a beloved son of God, loved into existence by God, created for happiness in this life and the next. Mattson's book is for anyone who has ever wondered who he is, why he is here, and, in the face of suffering, where to find joy, happiness, and the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Social Perspectives In Lesbian And Gay Studies
Author: Peter M. Nardi
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Pages: 640
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This comprehensive reader brings a social science perspective to an area hitherto dominated by the humanities. Through it, students will be able to follow the story of how sociology has come to engage with gay and lesbian issues from the 1950s to the present, from the earliest research on the underground worlds of gay men to the emergence of queer theory in the 1990s. Bringing together classic readings and the best work of younger scholars from all parts of the English-speaking world, this reader will be an invaluable resource for courses at undergraduate and graduate level in all areas of the sociology of sexuality and gender. Separate sections cover: * theoretical foundations * identity and community making * institutions and social change * challenges for the future. Each section begins with an introduction giving readers a brief guide to the readings in that section, contextualises them and relates them to one another and the book ends with an afterword by Ken Plummer summing up the present state of play and looking forward to the future.

The Development Of A Latino Gay Identity
Author: Bernardo C. Garcia
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2014-01-09
Pages: 136
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sociology Of Sexualities
Author: Kathleen J. Fitzgerald
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2020-07-16
Pages: 440
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Sociology of Sexualities takes a unique sociological approach to the study of sexualities and explores the ways sexuality operates in and through institutions. Drawing on the most up-to-date scientific research on sexuality, as well as the latest political developments on the issues, this core text helps readers connect knowledge about sexuality with their broader understanding of society. The thoroughly revised Second Edition includes updated and expanded discussions of the latest sociological research and social justice movements regarding gender and sexuality, as well as a new chapter exploring sexuality and social class, space, and place.

Nemesis
Author: Amir K. Alai
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2014-07-17
Pages: 242
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The things happened to him and around him, the past, long before he was born, which formed the basis of his life, his thinking and feeling is brought into this book as memoire. The book narrates the situation of families affected by the Iranian Revolution, the state of a country which was once considered among the top nations in terms of economy and power in the world, then fell to the lowest level in its history. Narrating the story of his life, Amir explains the different levels of consciousness he went through, the realizations he gained and the adventures he faced. This book explains how a person who was once living and associating with the jet sets and high ranking people, was faced to live with drug addicts, convicted criminals and the most dangerous people of a society. The perils of living and dealing with different kinds of people in jail and the life after being released are trilling stories a person actually went through. Being almost ten years locked away from the society and the work atmosphere, when Amir started his normal life he had to learn all again anew: the world had changed, technology had advanced, people were different and so was he.

The Homo Handbook
Author: Judy Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1996-10-07
Pages: 220
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A lighthearted pat on the back for those gays and lesbians thinking of coming out of the closet provides a ten-step strategy filled with entertaining quizzes, cartoons, and advice. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Gay And Catholic
Author: Eve Tushnet
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Pages: 224
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Winner of a 2015 Catholic Press Award: Gender Issues Category (First Place). In this first book from an openly lesbian and celibate Catholic, widely published writer and blogger Eve Tushnet recounts her spiritual and intellectual journey from liberal atheism to faithful Catholicism and shows how gay Catholics can love and be loved while adhering to Church teaching. Eve Tushnet was among the unlikeliest of converts. The only child of two atheist academics, Tushnet was a typical Yale undergraduate until the day she went out to poke fun at a gathering of philosophical debaters, who happened also to be Catholic. Instead of enjoying mocking what she termed the “zoo animals,” she found herself engaged in intellectual conversation with them and, in a move that surprised even her, she soon converted to Catholicism. Already self-identifying as a lesbian, Tushnet searched for a third way in the seeming two-option system available to gay Catholics: reject Church teaching on homosexuality or reject the truth of your sexuality. Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith is the fruit of Tushnet’s searching: what she learned in studying Christian history and theology and her articulation of how gay Catholics can pour their love and need for connection into friendships, community, service, and artistic creation.

Secrets Of A Gay Marine Porn Star
Author: Rich Merritt
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: 2005-06-01
Pages: 480
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Yes, It All Really Happened Just Like This. . . Here's the story of Rich Merritt--the good son, teacher's pet, Southern gentleman, model Christian student at Bob Jones University, Marine officer, and the not-so-anonymous poster boy for a New York Times Magazine article on gays in the military--whose complicated sexual past caused an international scandal when The Advocate "outed" him as "The Marine Who Did Gay Porn," putting his life in a tailspin. It's the compelling, poignant story of how a boy who never listened to pop music, never cursed, and didn't have his first drink until he was eighteen exploded into a life of drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, prostitution, and pornography. And above all, it's a triumphant story of self-forgiveness and identity, of a man who refused to allow himself to be defined by the standards of anyone else--gay or straight. Along the way, Rich Merritt writes with humor, compassion, insight and naked truth about: • What it's really like growing up behind the "Fortress of Fundamentalism" and how he ultimately came to despise their views • The harsh realities of military life under the "Don't ask, don't tell" Clinton policy • A real insider's experience of working in the male porn industry--the good, the bad, and the extremely hot • Why he chose not to reveal his porn past to the New York Times journalist • What it felt like to be the most notorious marine in the world and what it took to come through the fire By turns harrowing and heartbreaking, angry and affirming, Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star is that rarest of memoirs--a fascinating slice of life that reads like the most absorbing fiction, but is all true.

Identities In The Lesbian World
Author: Barbara Ponse
Publisher: Praeger
Release Date: 1978
Pages: 226
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Processes Of Constitutional Decisionmaking
Author: Paul Brest
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 1638
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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For a solid introduction To The practical realities of constitutional decisionmaking, As well as the origins and development of constitutional doctrine, this casebook is a proven success. In its Fourth Edition, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking: Cases and Materials deserves your careful consideration. the Fourth Edition includes: coverage of the Supreme Court's recent rulings on federal-state relations materials in the sex equality chapter on domestic violence, rape, single-sex education, women's sports, and abortion as an equality right a section on sexual orientation that addresses same sex marriage, The military's 'don't as don't tell' policy, cases such as Romer v. Evans, And The latest academic theories about equality for homosexuals and bisexuals With strong historical and political materials, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking: Cases and Materials, Fourth Edition, serves as a thorough exploration of the many facets of constitutional law.