For some gay men being homosexual is often anything but “gay.” What are typically assumed to be “gay attributes” are often not characteristics of being gay but symptoms of common emotional disorders in gay men.
In this insightful book, longtime psychiatrist Martin Kantor—who is himself a gay man and has been in a committed relationship for 27 years—documents the issues associated with coming out and the challenges of gay relationships, including friendship, marriage, “getting dumped,” and sexuality, with unflinching and honest candor. He also addresses the emotional problems and pervasive sense of loneliness that frequently haunt gay men while examining subcultural issues which exist within the gay community, including ageism. Other topics include developing a gay lifestyle (being gay in a certain way), parental relationships, issues of midlife and aging, and therapy and self-help options for gay men who feel they need it.
- Contains a bibliography of useful sources and further reading
- Provides a glossary of important terms