Coming Out Straight: Understanding Same-Sex Attraction

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Everyone knows someone with a homosexual orientation—a neighbor, co-worker, relative, or friend. Coming Out Straight sheds light on a long misunderstood subject. Questions such as what causes same-sex attraction and how one can transition from gay to straight are addressed. Illustrated by those who successfully transitioned, this book is engrossing, illuminating, and for many, an answer to prayer. Although it may create controversy, it is destined to heal many lives—a loved one ... or maybe yours!

Richard Cohen, a former homosexual, now married to his wife with three children, struggled for many years with
unwanted same-sex attraction. He tried desperately to find professionals who understood his condition and help him heal. Because “it was so difficult to explain myself to therapists who didn’t have a clue,” Cohen eventually became a psychotherapist and developed a groundbreaking understanding of same-sex attraction and comprehensive plan for healing. Coming Out Straight not only details Cohen’s personal journey out of homosexuality, but also recounts his experiences over the past 25 years helping thousands of men and women resolve their unwanted same-sex attraction and fulfill their heterosexual potential.

“Richard Cohen shares his compelling personal story in which he journeys from homosexuality to a new life as husband and father. The transition has offered him valuable insights into the nature and healing of same-sex attractions.”
--Joseph Nicolosi, Ph.D.
Author, Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality

“This book is a testament to a heroic and successful struggle to regain one’s heterosexual identity. It gives hope to many.”
--Charles Socarides, M.D.
Author, Homosexuality: A Freedom Too Far

“In his self-help book...ex-gay therapist Cohen writes for gays and lesbians who want to transition to heterosexuality. His comprehensive, well-written, well-organized, and heavily referenced guide views homosexuality as a symptom of disrupted affiliation with the same-sex parent and incomplete feelings of maleness/femaleness, building on the psychological theories of Joseph Nicolosi and Elizabeth Moberly.”
--Library Journal, Volume 126, No. 12, July 2001

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Richard Cohen, M.A., a psychotherapist and educator, is one of the leading experts in the field of sexual reorientation and the author of Coming Out Straight: Understanding and Healing Homosexuality and Gay Children, Straight Parents: A Plan for Family Healing. Cohen is the director of the International Healing Foundation (IHF), a non-profit organization he founded in 1990. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, IHF offers consultations/evaluations, teleconferencing classes, healing seminars, counselor training programs, and speaking engagements. As director, Cohen travels extensively throughout the States and Europe conducting seminars on marital relations, communication skills, parenting skills, sexual reorientation and healing from abuse and addictions. He is a frequent guest lecturer on college and university campuses, and at therapeutic and religious conferences. Cohen holds a Master of Arts degree in psychology from Antioch University and a bachelor's degree from Boston University. He has worked in child abuse treatment services, family reconciliation services, general counseling and support groups. For three years, he worked as an HIV/AIDS educator for the American Red Cross.

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I enthusiastically recommend Gay Children, Straight Parents as a must-read for every parent facing the difficult discovery of their child's homosexuality. Richard's compassionate approach relieves the stigma and shame often associated with a loved-one's homosexual struggle. Whether a parent has just found out or is years into their journey with their gay son or daughter, they will glean understanding, support, guidance and encouragement in their ongoing efforts to love their child well. --Janelle M. Hallman, M.A., LPC

We all want the best for our children. Please read this book and follow Richard's suggestions for building a healthy parent-child relationship, one based on unconditional love and mutual respect. --Regina Griggs, National Director, PFOX

Words cannot express the gratitude that we feel in our hearts for the incredible enlightenment that we have received from Gay Children, Straight Parents. This book has changed the life of our family and helped our daughter heal from same-sex attractions. Words can never express the depth of our gratitude. --Michael & Linda

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