Being Homosexual by Richard Isay
Gay Men and Their Development (Vintage)

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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.


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About Richard Isay

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Dr. Richard Isay is a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic and a faculty member of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He was instrumental in getting the American Psychoanalytic Association to adopt a non-discrimination policy for the training of candidates.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published November 17, 2010 by Vintage. 176 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Isay (Psychiatry/Cornell Medical) contends that homosexuality is genetically endowed and that, like heterosexuals, gay males consolidate and integrate their sexual identity in a series of developmental stages, each of which is fraught with pitfalls.

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``In this succinct, clearly written volume, Isay maps the developmental stages in the gay male's life cycle, from the small boy's awareness of same-sex impulses to `self-labeling,' coming out, homosoc

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Of particular interest is the chapter titled, “Psychotherapy with Gay Men.” Becoming Homosexual warns of therapists who themselves perceive gayness in some way other than normal.

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