Chicken Caesar Salad For the Gay Soul, is an emotional and informative guide that exposes overlooked truths about gay culture.
Homosexuality is a highlighted topic surrounded by stigma. Controversy behind the subject can cause extreme violence and even suicide; especially in youths. Homophobia, like any irrational fear, can be medicated with knowledge. Through education, lives can be saved.
Shame comes from ignorance. Some think that homosexuality is unnatural or harmful. Little know that the pink triangle was by Nazis to brand homosexuals or that the first director of the FBI was a gay man. Mainstream media ignores important facts that might promote understanding and self-worth. This volume is the first to collect a series of rare referenced facts and blend them with personal coming out stories and art. Chicken Caesar Salad For the Gay Soul does not preform as a "how to be gay guide", but a cure to ignorance and a branch to acceptance.
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" I want people, especially teens, to understand that suicide is never an option and that homophobia is rooted in myths."From the Inside Flap:
Memories are our defining roots. All my life I've felt like an outsider, even in my own home. It took time. I never really understood my awkwardness; I just knew I was different.
Thanksgiving many years ago, I visited family that I rarely see. We laughed, ate, and reminisced. I had a great time until my Uncle, like many uncles do, started into a twenty minute rant. In the same breath he told me that he loved me he exclaimed several times over, "I HATE faggots!"
The room fell completely silent. A wave of uneasiness washed over us. It felt like I was stripped naked and thrown onto center stage. I looked towards my mother and sisters as they turned away without words. I wiped away a guilty sweat then lowered my head. My eyes welled up and my heart was in my throat. I was confused, and the shame followed me for years.
I am sorry that he and so many others feel that way. I hope to change their minds.
With the release of this book, I am coming out as a homosexual man to my family and the entire world. Until now, I have kept my personal relationships a secret, because of the deep rooted shame embedded in me by a homophobic society. I love and respect all of you, but this is what I must do.
Family and friends, I know that some are confused, angry or embarrassed that I chose this platform to reveal myself, however, with the growing rate of homosexual suicides, I can no longer keep silent.
This book is filled with empowering truths. I keep these facts close to my heart. Knowledge has saved my life and I believe that it could do the same for others.
Suicide is proven to be more popular within homosexual youth. In my lifetime, I have seen death and it has broken my heart. According to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 30-40% of LGBT youth have attempted suicide. These are all losses that can be prevented. Something needs to be done.
Every suicide represents a failure from society.
This book will satisfy a variety of readers including: straight men and women who have a desire to be well-informed, confused or questioning individuals, parents of homosexual children, and, of course, my LGBTQ family. Chicken Caesar Salad: For the Gay Soul serves as a factual portrayal of homosexuality that is not often seen in mainstream media and is otherwise unknown to the general public. Built within these pages is an informative guide throughout homosexual history and the beginning to a deeper understanding of our culture.
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