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Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940

George Chauncey

Publisher: Basic Books, 1995
Length: 478 pages
ISBN: 0465026214, 9780465026210
Book Review: Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Based on years of research and access to a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, this book is a fascinating portrait of a gay world that is not supposed to have existed.

Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective

Richard C. Friedman

Publisher: Yale University Press, 1990
Length: 312 pages
ISBN: 0300047452, 9780300047455
Book Review: An essential resource for clinicians wishing guidelines for evaluating males with conflicts involving sexual orientation and for researchers and students of sexual behavior, this book is the first to integrate those matters. All about the Author: Richard C. Friedman, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Weill Medical College, Cornell University and a lecturer at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is the author of "Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective." Jennifer I. Downey, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Friedman and Downey have coauthored numerous articles on psychoanalysis and sexuality and coedited "Masculinity and Sexuality." They are psychoanalysts in private practice in New York City.

Being homosexual: Gay men and their development

Richard A. Isay

Publisher: Vintage Books, 2009
Length: 158 pages
ISBN: 030738957X, 9780307389572
Book Review: 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 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.

Queer Studies

Robert J. Corber and Stephen M. Valocchi

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, 2006
Length: 148 pages
ISBN: 0471740497, 9780471740490
Book Review: "What's love got to do with it? Everything, according to Corber and Valocchi's informed and illuminating look at the role of romance in modern gay life. I highly recommend this book for people of any generation.

Gay and single-- forever?: 10 things every gay guy looking for love (and not finding it) needs to know

Steven Bereznai

Publisher: Da Capo Press, 2006
Length: 247 pages
ISBN: 1569243565, 9781569243565
Book Review: Journalist Steven Bereznai — presentable, accomplished, well educated, successful, and in his early 30s — has never had a boyfriend. "Is Singlesville my final destination?" Bereznai wonders. Or does a partner await? And what does he really want? To pair up, or to maintain the independence of a single life? Now in Gay and Single . . . Forever?, Bereznai investigates the basic question of whether there can be acceptance for him and other single gay men—as single men—where the push to partner with a man has replaced the pressure to marry a woman. Bringing together a perfect mix of personal narrative, historical research, interviews with dozens of gay men — including Andrew Holleran, Michael Bronski, and Wayson Choy — and intensely penetrating social and psychological insight, Gay and Single . . . Forever? will resonate deeply among gay men —many of whom, even today, spend most of their lives not in a relationship. Famous Passages:

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