This book is a meditation on us, as the gay individuals we are and as the genuine community we have become. Written toward the end of the 1980s and inspired by how we had used an historically challenging event to forge community identity, it looks at our revealed ways of loving, caring and changing.
From the Preface:
[The gay community has] found inner resources that we had only glimpsed before. We have learned that our lives truly depend upon throwing off the identity given to us by the surrounding world and making our own difficult discovery of ourselves, individually and collectively.
We are now engaged in… [a] richly rewarding, process of change. We are finding our real goodness and strength as we love and care for one another. We are discovering our spirituality and our unique ability to cooperate with change. The discoveries we have made in one decade would be cause for great pride in any community.
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About the Author
Don Clark, Ph.D., author, teacher, and pioneering clinical psychologist, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He lives in San Francisco, California with his husband. Loving Someone Gay has been in print in changing editions for more than three decades.
Don Clark is one of the great theoreticians and philosophers of gay consciousness, but with the gentle touch of the firm, but loving therapist—which, in fact, he is. No dogmatist, he deftly explains the psychodynamics, offers options and points the way with his own personal and personable example, but leaves it to you to choose your own path and discover your own powers. Clark’s insightful analysis of the subtle effects of internalized homophobia has freed countless numbers of questioning men and women from guilt and fear. It’s a boon to the world that his therapeutic skills translate from the therapy room to the written word. His books convey psychological and spiritual wisdom and healing.