How to Survive Your Own Gay Life: An Adult Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships
August 1st 1998
ISBN0962712396 (ISBN13: 9780962712395)
Wise. Factual. Often controversial. Not simply about how to survive your own gay life, but how to how survive your life as an adult man whose sexuality brings him to other men. Surviving when gays have become -- often for marketing reasons -- more publicly acknowledged as well as repressed. When many revered gay feelings, such as tenderness and openness to new ideas and people, are denied; even as wildly homoerotic images have become part of our media- saturated culture. How to Survive Your Own Gay Life explores this, but -- more importantly, how to create rewarding relationships and a strengthening inner life.
The Manly Art of Seduction: How to Meet, Talk To, and Become Intimate with Anyone
November 9th 2009
ISBN1892149060 (ISBN13: 9781892149060)
The Manly Art of Seduction, How to Meet, Talk to, and Become Intimate with Anyone, by Perry Brass, author of How to Survive Your Own Gay Life, Angel Lust, Warlock, and Carnal Sacraments. Always waiting for someone else to make the first move? Traumatized by rejection? Don't have a clue how to open a conversation, or expand the terms of a relationship? The Manly Art of Seduction is a must-have. Brass explains male territorialism, and how it keeps men locked inside themselves. He talks about making decisions yourself, and how these decisions can be used to make seduction possible-even easy. He deals with the monster of rejection, and how to use
Feeling Wrong in Your Own Body: Understanding What It Means to Be Transgender
September 1st 2009
ISBN142221866X (ISBN13: 9781422218662)
So You Want to Be a Lesbian?
July 15th 1996
ISBN0312144237 (ISBN13: 9780312144234)
So you've heard that lesbians are chic, hot, and the "next big thing" but you still wonder what is all the fuss about a Middle Eastern country? Well, So You Want to Be a Lesbian? is here to rescue America from its confusion. It is the essential travel guide to the Sapphic landscape, illustrating key terms, "coming out" (how to do it without having your aunt collapse in the strudel), and much more. A mix of history, culture, little-known facts about the lesbian nation (hint: don't look for it in an atlas), and dating tips for the confirmed, the soon-to-be-out, and just plain-curious, So You Want to Be a Lesbian? answers the essential questions, pokes fun at lesbian tradition, and provides a road map of where lesbians a road map of where lesbians are heading for the millennium (we've got news for you: it's not Kansas).
Loving Ourselves: The Gay and Lesbian Guide to Self-Esteem
March 1st 2008
ISBN1593500459 (ISBN13: 9781593500450)
First published in 1999, this thoroughly revised and updated edition now presents the issues and concerns relating to self-esteem in the LGBT world to a new generation of men and women. This compassionate guide delves in to the unique problems of self-esteem in the gay community, and how understanding your own self-worth can allow you to function better in this complex world. With advice for every demographic, this is the most comprehensive book for building a better you.
The Transgender Workbook:: Your Journey to Womanhood
November 6th 2015
ISBN1511584408 (ISBN13: 9781511584401)
Empowering The Tribe: A Positive Guide to Gay and Lesbian Self-Esteem
June 1st 1999
ISBN1575664240 (ISBN13: 9781575664248)
In his groundbreaking book, clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Pimental-Habib offers encouragement and enlightenment to gays and lesbians through intimate real-life stories, meditations, and a commonsense, one-on-one approach to life and love.
The Art of Slayage: A LGBT Single Professionals Guide to Ultimate Success
November 22nd 2016
There comes a time in every LGBT professional’s life where being single and being a success seems too far-fetched. Due to the lifestyle of being a part of an ever-growing community of unapologetically fierce and free LBGT individuals, there is a fine line that separates the single, the successful, and the professional. Coach Jai Sneed has blurred those lines and revolutionized what it means to be a single and successful LGBT professional in The Art of Slayage.
October 1st 2001
ISBN1890159379 (ISBN13: 9781890159375)
The author is a crossdresser of many years' experience, gives you the skills and confidence you need to crossdress as much--or as little--as you want! Unlike crossdressing manuals that insist on nothing less than perfect passable femininity, these pages give you permission to experiment! You'll learn how to achieve the results you desire with Make-Up ("The Televangelist's Finger Test")--Body Image ("Fat Is a Feminine Tissue")--Undergarments--Shoes and Accessories ("Man the Pumps!") Fashion ("Yuppie Riot Grrl Barbie")--and more!
The Transgender Men’s Guide to Life: Decision-Making and Goal-Setting while Transitioning Towards Your True Gender
January 1, 2014
In "Decision-Making and Goal-Setting" we will discuss the thoughts and feelings you may have when answering, "Should I Transition Now?" We will also discuss strategies to making realistic transition goals, and how to make larger goals more manageable. If you know transitioning—whether this means socially, medically, legally—is right for you, I want you to do it and reap the benefits of living authentically. Easier said than done, though, right? I know firsthand that as transgender people, we often inherit negative or limiting thoughts about who, how, when, and what are the “right” reasons and ways to transition. But I got past them, and you can too.
He/She/They - Us
July 22nd 2017
Gender in America has become the hot button issue for some politicians but for many, it is just an attempt to live their lives. Transgender and gender diverse people and their families, friends, work associates and others just want to find themselves and live in peace. This book is glue to hold people together through the process of self exploration. It covers basic vocabulary, concepts, challenges and some ways to be a supportive ally. It was written for the layperson not well versed in the terms and language of gender and transition. It attempts to begin to provide some answers for the questions everyone has.
The Voice Book for Trans and Non-Binary People: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Authentic Voice and Communication
May 18th 2017
Written by two specialist speech and language therapists, this book explains how voice and communication therapy can help transgender and non-binary people to find their authentic voice. It gives a thorough account of the process, from understanding the vocal mechanism through to assimilating new vocal skills and new vocal identity into everyday situations, and includes exercises to change pitch, resonance and intonation. Each chapter features insider accounts from trans and gender diverse individuals who have explored or are exploring voice and communication related to their gender expression, describing key aspects of their experience of creating and maintaining a voice that feels true to them.
The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression
February 2nd 2018
ISBN1626259461 (ISBN13: 9781626259461)
Resilience is a key ingredient for psychological health and wellness. It’s what gives people the psychological strength to cope with everyday stress, as well as major setbacks. For many people, stressful events may include job loss, financial problems, illness, natural disasters, medical emergencies, divorce, or the death of a loved one. But if you are queer or gender non-conforming, life stresses may also include discrimination in housing and health care, employment barriers, homelessness, family rejection, physical attacks or threats, and general unfair treatment and oppression—all of which lead to overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness.
Ask a Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls
February 2nd 2016
ISBN0147516781 (ISBN13: 9780147516787)
Ask a Queer Chick is a guide to sex, love, and life for lesbian, gay, bi, and queer women. Based on the long-running and popular advice column for The Hairpin, but featuring entirely new content, Ask a Queer Chick cuts through all of the bizarre conditioning imparted by parents, romantic comedies, and The L Word to help queer readers and their straight/cis friends navigate this changing world. Offering advice on everything from coming out to getting your first gay haircut to walking down the aisle, Ask a Queer Chick is a positive, down-to-earth guide that will resonate with readers of Dan Savage and Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things.
How to Understand Your Gender: A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are
September 21st 2017
ISBN1785927469 (ISBN13: 9781785927461)
This down-to-earth guide is for anybody who wants to know more about gender, from its biology, history and sociology, to how it plays a role in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, partners and strangers. It looks at practical ways people can express their own gender, and will help you to understand people whose gender might be different from your own. With activities and points for reflection throughout, this book will help people of all genders engage with gender diversity and explore the ideas in the book in relation to their own lived experiences.
Dyke Drama: Your Guide to Getting Out Alive
December 1st 2004
ISBN1555838936 (ISBN13: 9781555838935)
The Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful Transition
November 29th 2011
ISBN1461006201 (ISBN13: 9781461006206)
The Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful Transition is a self-help book for transsexuals. It is a wise and practical guide for any transgender person considering or embarking on a gender transition. It covers everything from the beginning stages of exploration and planning through the process of transformation to life after transition. This is the first book of its kind. There have been many books written by professionals for professionals about working with transgender people, and several written by transsexuals for transsexuals about their experience. This is the first one written by an experienced professional specifically for transgender clients.
The Gay Man's Instruction Manual: Advice for a Happier, Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter and Sexier You!
December 21st, 2006
ISBN1411647602 (ISBN13: 9781411647602)
Finally, sound advice for all of the gay men in today's world. Written with compassion and understanding, bestselling author Joshua Michaelmas (I Wish I Knew How to Quit You: An Unofficial Brokeback Mountain Trivia Book) has compiled the ultimate advice book for the modern gay man! Filled with useful bits of information, helpful advice and just plain common sense, this book is the perfect "instruction manual" for the gay man looking for some direction in his life, whether it be in the romance department, work environment or dealing with family and the struggles, agonies, joys and blisses of daily gay life. A portion of the royalties from this book will be donated to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
What Your Straight Mom Didn't Tell You About Being A Lesbian: A Self-Help Guide for Lady Lovers
January 14th 2016
A Humorous Self-Help Guide for the Modern Day Lesbian. This Book Reflects Self-Help, Relationships, LGBT and Social Etiquette
10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives
August 21st 2013
Would the small gay boy you once were look up to the gay man you have become? This is the question that Dr. Joe Kort explores as he guides readers through the complex journey of becoming a gay man. Dr. Kort points out that the beginning of this journey is about taking responsibility for your own life, and reading this book shows you exactly how to do this. Readers will learn how to identify their own internalized homophobia that is preventing many of gay men from leading satisfying lives and keeping them from having healthy relationships.
The Pride Guide: A Guide to Sexual and Social Health for LGBTQ Youth
June 1st 2018
ISBN1538110768 (ISBN13: 9781538110768)
Sex education materials meant to explain important basics to kids are too-often not written with an empathic understanding of what those basics are. This is particularly obvious regarding books that include LGBTQ identities. Even when they do hit the mark, many have a limited scope and don't take into account the practical realities of developing sexuality. The Pride Guide is written explicitly for the almost ten percent of teenagers who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, or any of the unique identities that are not heterosexual/ cisgendered. It explores sex, dating, relationships, puberty, and both physical and online safety in one resource.
Gay & Lesbian Self-Esteem Book
April 1st 1999
ISBN1572241314 (ISBN13: 9781572241312)
For gays and lesbians, self-acceptance means challenging society's persistent stereotypes and prejudices about homosexuality. Rather than translating self-esteem guidance from books with a hetero- centrist viewpoint, Kimeron Hardin has created a personal growth book specifically aimed at helping gays and lesbians deal with the very particular issues they have in their lives. He examines feelings of shame left over from childhood; discusses how careers, relationships, and lifestyle choices are affected by self-doubts; and suggests a variety of proven healing strategies. He also includes exercises that readers can use to change what they say to themselves, begin to recognize their strengths, and develop new directions for self-growth.
This Book is Gay
September 4th 2014
ISBN1471403955 (ISBN13: 9781471403958)
Inside you'll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask: from sex to politics, hooking up to stereotypes, coming out and more. This candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it's like to grow up LGBT also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, not to mention hilarious illustrations. You will be entertained. You will be informed. But most importantly, you will know that however you identify (or don't) and whomever you love, you are exceptional. You matter. And so does this book.
Mike Donner's How to Be a Gay Porn Star
December 1st 2008
ISBN0976861747 (ISBN13: 9780976861744)
Want a new career where people don't care that you're a real dick? Award-winning adult video director Mike Donner shows you how to become a giant in the gay video industry. Loaded with humor and insider knowledge, you'll laugh while you learn the ins-and-outs of this recession-proof biz! With photos, on-set stories and tips from industry legends.
The Transgender Men’s Guide to Life: Decision-Making and Goal-Setting while Transitioning Towards Your True Gender
January 1, 2014
In "Overcoming Doubt and Negative Thoughts" we will discuss the thoughts, feelings, and doubts you may have in first approaching a medical and/or legal gender transition, and how to overcome “I Can’t Do It.” If you know transitioning— whether this means socially, medically, legally—is right for you, we want you to do it and reap the benefits of living authentically.
The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity
December 1st 2015
ISBN1626252971 (ISBN13: 9781626252974)
If you are a transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) teen, you may experience unique challenges with identity and interpersonal relationships. In addition to experiencing common teen challenges such as body changes and peer pressure, you may be wondering how to express your unique identity to others. The Gender Quest Workbook incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapies—such as cognitive behavioral therapy.
Face It and Fix It: A Three-Step Plan to Break Free from Denial and Discover the Life You Deserve
May 5th 2009
ISBN0061696986 (ISBN13: 9780061696985)
World-renowned interventionist Ken Seeley, one of the hosts of A&E's hit television series Intervention, has spent the past twenty years helping people and their families deal with and overcome life-threatening addictions. His clients have ranged from the homeless to multimillionaires, each needing professional help with every problem imaginable, including alcoholism, drug dependency, excessive gambling, sexual addiction, abusive behavior, and mental disorders. A few years into his career, Ken realized that the one common characteristic with each of his clients was denial. He has since built his success on a proven program for pinpointing and dealing with this core issue.
The Transgender Men’s Guide to Life: Coming Out and Socially Transitioning Towards Your True Gender
January 1, 2014
This isn’t just a trans men’s guide to medical and legal transition—it’s a guide to reaching for the life and happiness you want, need, and deserve.
Outing Yourself: How to Come Out as Lesbian or Gay to Your Family, Friends and Coworkers
May 23rd 1995
ISBN0684826178 (ISBN13: 9780684826172)
No matter how much you prepare, coming out as gay or lesbian is a difficult, emotional process -- a process that will continue long after the words are spoken and the secret is out. There's no magic formula, but Outing Yourself by Michelangelo Signorile offers structure, guidance, and straightforward advice.
10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Find Real Love
December 1st 2005
ISBN1555838987 (ISBN13: 9781555838980)
The author of the best-selling 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives turns his attention to the burning question of love. “There are few books for gay men on not only what to look for in Mr. Right but how to become Mr. Right. My book will address both. It is not just about finding him, it is what you do after you find him,” says author Joe Kort. A certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Kort has employed the ideas put forth by Imago founder Harville Hendrix to transform the lives and relationships of the countless gay couples he has worked with in 20 years of private practice.
The Lesbian Love Companion: How To Survive Everything From Heartthrob to Heartbreak
April 7th 1998
ISBN0062514318 (ISBN13: 9780062514318)
In The Lesbian Love Companion, Marny Hall, Ph.D., a psychotherapist with twenty years' experience counseling lesbian couples, explores and celebrates lesbian relationships in all their complexity - and humor. Based on the idea that the key to healthy relationships lies in our ability to keep refining the story of our relationships, it presents the perfect blend of advice and inspiration for every lesbian looking for love. Interspersing real-life examples from Hall's practice, sound advice, and laugh-out-loud observations, The Lesbian Love Companion takes a completely fresh and honest approach to the unique relationship issues near and dear to every lesbian's heart.
You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery
September 26th 2017
ISBN1510723056 (ISBN13: 9781510723054)
Are you wrestling with questions surrounding your gender that just don't seem to go away? Do you want answers to questions about your gender identity, but aren't sure how to get started? In this groundbreaking guide, Dara Hoffman- Fox, LPC--accomplished gender therapist and thought leader whose articles, blogs, and videos have empowered thousands worldwide--helps you navigate your journey of self-discovery in three approachable stages: preparation, reflection, and exploration.
Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities
June 17th 1998
ISBN156023931X (ISBN13: 9781560239314)
Looking Queer: Body Image in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities contains research, firsthand accounts, poetry, theory, and journalistic essays that address and outline the special needs of sexual minorities when dealing with eating disorders and appearance obsession. Looking Queer will give members of these communities hope, insight, and information into body image issues, helping you to accept and to love your body. In addition, scholars, health care professionals, and body image activists will not only learn about queer experiences and identity and how they affect individuals, but will also understand how some of the issues involved affect society as a whole.
My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely
December 18th 1997
ISBN0415916739 (ISBN13: 9780415916738)
Kate Bornstein brings theory down to Earth and provides a practical guide to living with or without a gender. The workbook includes quizzes and exercises that determine how much of a man or woman you are, and gives you the tools to reach whatever point you desire on the gender continuum. If you don't think you are transgendered when you sit down to read this book, you will be by the time you finish it!
Queer Blues: The Lesbian and Gay Guide to Overcoming Depression
June 25th 2001
ISBN1572242442 (ISBN13: 9781572242449)
Queer Blues is the only guide to focus on the triggers of depression specific to the gay and lesbian community and to offer concrete strategies to overcome them. The authors explain the many forms of depression and explore its unique impact on lesbians and gay men. If you're a lesbian or a gay man struggling with depression, this book offers you real tools for real change. A self-test helps you determine your own level of depression and assess its impact on your life. With this information, go on to explore the reciprocal relationship between mood and self-esteem. Examine your core beliefs about self-worth and identify self-sabotaging habits that may make you vulnerable to both insecurity and depression. A final section provides tested, practical methods distilled from the authors' more than twenty-five years of clinical experience to help you build a plan to effectively manage your depression.
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How to Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life
August 2nd 2016
ISBN0143110128 (ISBN13: 9780143110125)
An interactive experience, How to Be You invites you to make the book your own through activities such as coloring in charts, answering questions about how you do the things you do, and discovering patterns in your lives that may be holding you back. Through Jeffrey's own story of "growing up fabulous in a small farming town"--along with the stories of hero/ines who have transcended the stereotypes of race, age, and gender--you will discover that you are not alone, can deepen your relationship with yourself, and find the courage to take a leap that will change your life.