Being Homosexual: Gay Men and Their Development

Being Homosexual Gay Men and Their Development Richard Isay was the first person to challenge the homophobia of the psychoanalytic community and prove through his own story and those of his patients that homosexuality is an innate characteristic

  • Title: Being Homosexual: Gay Men and Their Development
  • Author: Richard A. Isay
  • ISBN: 9780307389572
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • Being Homosexual: Gay Men and Their Development

    Richard Isay was the first person to challenge the homophobia of the psychoanalytic community and prove, through his own story and those of his patients, that homosexuality is an innate characteristic rather than a learned pathology Now revised and updated for the 21st century, the groundbreaking Being Homosexual carries the reader through the main developmental stages inRichard Isay was the first person to challenge the homophobia of the psychoanalytic community and prove, through his own story and those of his patients, that homosexuality is an innate characteristic rather than a learned pathology Now revised and updated for the 21st century, the groundbreaking Being Homosexual carries the reader through the main developmental stages in the gay male s life cycle from the initial awareness of same sex impulses to coming out, forming friendships with other gay men, and a mature integration of one s sexual identity An invaluable resource for gay men, Being Homosexual is a compassionate and powerful work.

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    One thought on “Being Homosexual: Gay Men and Their Development

    1. John

      This was a very validating book to read. The author uses examples of cases from his own psychological practice to illustrate his thoughts about the "life cycle" of gay men (as the subtitle suggests, the focus of this book). There are things written here that I have never read in print before and some I have felt for a long time but not quite articulated even to myself. Very insightful. There are also some interesting statistics cited that somewhat undercut negative stereotypes. I recommend this [...]

    2. Carlos

      In a thoroughly thought-provoking book, Dr. Isay treats the reader to a novel approach to the ideas of psychotherapy concerning the development of gay men. He first undertakes the task of explaining why the prevalent attitude of psychotherapy of the late twentieth century was so harmful to the gay men that sought its help and by going to Freud himself, justifies the need to acknowledge the right and dignity of gay men to a supportive therapy environment. His insight into the different developmen [...]

    3. Aidan

      Isay has a way of writing that is very warm and open. I love reading him for that reason alone. He also presents a difficult subject like psychotherapy in a way that a person who doesn't know anything about can wrap his head around. This book was very informative and contained a lot of insight about the development and psychology of gay men.

    4. Zweegas

      My brother Bruce sent me this book for Christmas 6 or 7 years ago. I read it and at the time it seemed interesting and there are certain things about it that seemed true and stuck with me, but with the passage of time I don't think the advice turned out to be all that good, at least for me.

    5. Salvatore

      A product of 1980s psychology certainly, but interesting that it was one of the first books of its kind in such gender/gay psychology studies and acceptance.

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