On Being Gay: Thoughts on Family, Faith, and Love (Stonewall Inn Editions)

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Brian McNaught has a special knack for enabling people to understand what it means to be gay. He has done so as a writer and lecturer since 1974, explaining, encouraging, and often healing his audiences. McNaught provides a look-- sometimes humorous, always insightful-- at such concerns as whether or not to "come out," maintaining ties with one's family, building love relationships that last, developing an honest relationship with God, dealing with AIDS, and accepting oneself as decent and worthy of respect.

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Brian McNaught is an award-winning writer, sexuality educator, and consultant on the issues facing gay, lesbian, and bisexual people. He has trained several thousand employees of AT&T and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) on the topic of "Homophobia in the Workplace." Since 1974, Mr. McNaught has spoken at nearly one hundred universities and has produced numerous educational materials on homosexuality and on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). From 1982 to 1984 he served as the Mayor of Boston's liaison to the gay and lesbian community.

Mr. McNaught is the author of the popular book On Being Gay: Thoughts on Family, Faith, and Love (St. Martin's Press, 1988) and is featured in videos "A Conversation with Brian McNaught on Being Gay" and "Gay Issues in the Workplace: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Employees Speak for Themselves with Brian McNaught" (TRB Productions, 1986, 1993). He received his degree in journalism from Marquette University in 1970. A native of Detroit, Mr. McNaught now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

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In this collection of essays Holleran, author of gay-themed novels Dancer from the Dance ( LJ 8/78) and Nights in Aruba ( LJ 7/83), explores the effects of the AIDS epidemic. Mourning a vanishing world of romance and erotic frenzy, he eloquently remembers dead friends and past pleasures. His pieces, whether original or excerpted from Christopher Street and other publications, range from angry diatribes to poignant reminiscences, powerfully depicting the personal devastation of the plague. On Being Gay , a significantly revised and updated edition of A Disturbed Peace : Selected Writings of an Irish Catholic Homosexual (Dignity, 1981), is a collection of McNaught's columns syndicated in the gay press. Sharing his own personal experiences, McNaught deals warmly and succinctly with important issues confronting lesbians and gay men, often focusing on the need to come to terms with oneself in an oppressive society. McNaught's aim in his fresh and effective essays is to help people be less judgmental and to realize their own potential. He deals with AIDS, but for him it is not the overriding theme that it is for Holleran. Together the two authors provide a sensitive, thought-provoking perspective on the gay experience. James E. Van Buskirk, Acad. of Art Coll. Lib., San Francisco
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