"Co-published simultaneously as Journal of gay & lesbian psychotherapy, volume 9, numbers 3/4, 2005."
From the Mary S. Calderone Library (SIECUS)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: why barebacking? / Perry N. Halkitis, Leo Wilton, Jack Drescher -- The emergence of barebacking among gay and bisexual men in the United States: a public health perspective / Richard J. Wolitski -- What's in a term? how gay and bisexual men understand barebacking / Perry N. Halkitis, Leo Wilton, Paul Galatowitsch -- An exploratory study of barebacking, club drug use, and meanings of sex in black and latino gay and bisexual men in the age of AIDS / Leo Wilton ... [et al.] -- Evidence of HIV transmission risk in barebacking men-who-have-sex-with-men: cases from the Internet / Alvin G. Dawson, Jr. ... [et al.].
Barebacking among Internet based male sex workers / David S. Bimbi, Jeffrey T. Parsons -- Attitudes toward unprotected anal intercourse: assessing HIV-negative gay or bisexual men / Ariel Shidlo, Huso Yi, Boaz Dalit -- Motivating the unmotivated: a treatment model for barebackers / Jeffrey T. Parsons -- Condomless sex: considerations for psychotherapy with individual gay men and male couples having unsafe sex / Michael Shernoff.
How do you know you're not gay? -- How do you get to be a homosexual? -- Where do gay people meet? -- How do homosexuals really feel about women? -- How dangerous is the gay world? -- Who's sick and who isn't? -- Are some of your best friends gay? -- Can a homosexual get a fair trial? -- Should you hire a homosexual? -- What does a gay teacher teach your child? -- Does America need a gay president? -- Should your son marry a homosexual? -- Is gay better than straight? -- Is the gay life really gay? -- Appendix. Incidence of homosexuality.
Includes bibliographical references (page 225) and index.
In 1973, when all the arguments were presented to the American Psychiatric Association both for and against the idea of homosexuality as pathology, it was the personal disclosures of gay men that had the most influence. Listening to their stories of frustration in treatment - and their newfound happiness through acceptance of a gay identity - the American Psychiatric Association voted to omit homosexuality as a diagnostic category. Now, twenty years later, Dr. Joseph Nicolosi presents the opposite kind of personal testimony. This testimony is from homosexual men who have tried to accept a gay identity but were dissatisfied, and then benefited from psychotherapy to help free them of homosexuality. While each client has his unique story. Nicolosi has chosen eight men as representative of the personalities he has encountered in the twelve years during which he has treated over 200 homosexual clients. These men are engaged in a "two-front war"--An internal assault against their own unwanted desires, and an external battle against a popular culture that does not understand or value their struggle. In their own words, we hear these men's struggles to develop healthy, non-erotic male friendships. We hear of their fear and anger toward the men in their lives, and their strained relationships with the fathers they never understood. Nicolosi contends that every man possesses aspects of these clients: the frailty of Albert, the integrity of Charlie, the rage of Dan, the narcissism of Steve, and the ambivalence of Roger, to list some of them. Some readers of this book may be surprised by the directive style of Dr. Nicolosi's therapeutic intervention. In part, this is due to the editorial synthesis of the transcript. More importantly, however, reparative therapy does require a more involved therapist - a benevolent provocateur who departs from the tradition of uninvolved, opaque analyst to become a salient male presence. The therapist must balance active challenge with warm encouragement to follow the father-son model. This is an essential principle of reparative therapy.
Originally published as: Homosexuality, a history. Fourth Estate, London, 1995.
The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-435) and index.
Prehistory and early civilisations -- The conflict : Greeks and Jews -- Rome, the east and early Christianity -- The Celts, fuedalism and Islam -- Medieval Europe and new worlds -- Renaissance England -- Puritanism and the rise of the work ethic -- The elite and tranvestism -- Sex and the enligntenment -- Empire and industry -- Colonisation by medicine -- Wars and persecution -- Reform, liberation and inequality -- Analysis and reflection.
"In this magisterial overview of homosexual behavior across time and geography, British novelist and journalist Colin Spencer cuts through an extraordinary amount of myth and misunderstanding about the place of same-sex love in society. For millennia, Spencer shows, society accepted sexual relations between men as entirely normal and even essential to the maintenance of social relations. The privileged place of homosexuality in ancient Greece is well known, but, as Spencer points out, the Biblical story of David and Jonathan is also one of the great love stories of literature, and even the fiery strictures of Leviticus and the brimstone fall of Sodom may have changed meaning in time and translation." "From the ancient world to the Renaissance and (in places) long thereafter, the love of one's own sex was given equal place to the love of the opposite sex (especially if you were a man, of course). An Attic Greek male in his twenties was expected to develop a relationship with a boy in his teens, and the older man was as much teacher and father figure as lover. It was not until the sixth century A.D. that all sexual acts between men were made illegal. A minority's ideas about sex were easily identified with doctrinal or political unorthodoxy, and the transition from "outside the dominant order" to "unnatural" was an easy one for ideologues from Saint Augustine to Senator Joseph McCarthy."--BOOK JACKET.
Relationships. Sex specialization -- Meetings and matings -- The married gays -- Handling rejection -- When gays travel -- Yesterday. How can you come out if you've never been in? -- The progress of pornography -- Today. Phallusies -- Cruising -- Straight talk -- Tomorrow. Old is not a four letter word -- Where do we go from here?