Why I Don t Call Myself Gay

Why I Don t Call Myself Gay
Author: Daniel Mattson
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2017-04-30
ISBN 10: 1621640728
ISBN 13: 9781621640721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Don t Call Myself Gay Book Review:

Daniel Mattson once believed he was gay. Raised in a Christian family, and aware of attractions to other boys at age six, Mattson's life was marked by constant turmoil between his faith in God and his sexual attractions. Finding the conflict between his sexual desires and the teachings of his church too great, he assumed he was gay, turned his back on God, and began a relationship with another man. Yet freedom and happiness remained elusive until he discovered Christ and his true identity. In this frank memoir, Mattson chronicles his journey to and from a gay identity, finding peace in his true identity, as a man, made in the image and likeness of God. Part autobiography, part philosophy of life, and part a practical guide in living chastely, the book draws lessons from Mattson's search for inner freedom and integrity, sharing wisdom from his failures and successes. His lifelong search for happiness and peace comes full circle in his realization that, above all else, what is true about him is that he is a beloved son of God, loved into existence by God, created for happiness in this life and the next. Mattson's book is for anyone who has ever wondered who he is, why he is here, and, in the face of suffering, where to find joy, happiness, and the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Gay and Catholic

Gay and Catholic
Author: Eve Tushnet
Publsiher: Ave Maria Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN 10: 1594715432
ISBN 13: 9781594715433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gay and Catholic Book Review:

Winner of a 2015 Catholic Press Award: Gender Issues Category (First Place). In this first book from an openly lesbian and celibate Catholic, widely published writer and blogger Eve Tushnet recounts her spiritual and intellectual journey from liberal atheism to faithful Catholicism and shows how gay Catholics can love and be loved while adhering to Church teaching. Eve Tushnet was among the unlikeliest of converts. The only child of two atheist academics, Tushnet was a typical Yale undergraduate until the day she went out to poke fun at a gathering of philosophical debaters, who happened also to be Catholic. Instead of enjoying mocking what she termed the “zoo animals,” she found herself engaged in intellectual conversation with them and, in a move that surprised even her, she soon converted to Catholicism. Already self-identifying as a lesbian, Tushnet searched for a third way in the seeming two-option system available to gay Catholics: reject Church teaching on homosexuality or reject the truth of your sexuality. Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith is the fruit of Tushnet’s searching: what she learned in studying Christian history and theology and her articulation of how gay Catholics can pour their love and need for connection into friendships, community, service, and artistic creation.

Single Gay Christian

Single  Gay  Christian
Author: Gregory Coles
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 0830890939
ISBN 13: 9780830890934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Single Gay Christian Book Review:

In an age where neither society nor the church knows what to do with gay Christians, Greg Coles shares his story—a story about a boy in love with Jesus who, at the fateful onset of puberty, realized his sexual attractions were persistently and exclusively for other guys. This honest, hopeful account shows life through one man's eyes and assures all people: "You are not a mistake."

Washed and Waiting

Washed and Waiting
Author: Wesley Hill
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2010-11-29
ISBN 10: 1458723941
ISBN 13: 9781458723949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Washed and Waiting Book Review:

Yet many who sit next to us in the pew at church fit that description, says author Wesley Hill. As a celibate gay Christian, Hill gives us a glimpse of what it looks like to wrestle firsthand with God's No to same-sex relationships. What does it mean for gay Christians to live faithful to God while struggling with the challenge of their homo...

Gay Girl Good God

Gay Girl  Good God
Author: Jackie Hill Perry
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1462751237
ISBN 13: 9781462751235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gay Girl Good God Book Review:

“I used to be a lesbian.” In Gay Girl, Good God, author Jackie Hill Perry shares her own story, offering practical tools that helped her in the process of finding wholeness. Jackie grew up fatherless and experienced gender confusion. She embraced masculinity and homosexuality with every fiber of her being. She knew that Christians had a lot to say about all of the above. But was she supposed to change herself? How was she supposed to stop loving women, when homosexuality felt more natural to her than heterosexuality ever could? At age nineteen, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. And not in a church, or through contact with Christians. God broke in and turned her heart toward Him right in her own bedroom in light of His gospel. Read in order to understand. Read in order to hope. Or read in order, like Jackie, to be made new.

Living the Truth in Love

Living the Truth in Love
Author: Janet E. Smith
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2015-07-08
ISBN 10: 1681496682
ISBN 13: 9781681496689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living the Truth in Love Book Review:

Living the Truth in Love grew out of the desire to provide answers to the questions posed for the Synod on Marriage called by Pope Francis: How can the Christian community give pastoral attention to families with persons with same-sex attraction?While avoiding any unjust discrimination, how can the Church give such persons pastoral care in light of the Gospel?How can God's will be proposed to them in their situation? People who want to be instruments of Christ's love to those who experience same-sex attraction (SSA) seek guidance on how best to do so. They need to listen to the stories of those who experience SSA and the stories of those who have accompanied them on their journeys. They also need to ground their responses in a genuine Christian understanding of the human person and of human sexuality. This volume includes essays that lay out the Christian view of the human person and of human sexuality, essays that challenge the bifurcation of sexualities into "heterosexual" and "homosexual". Topics include an explanation of the meaning of the word "disorder", a discussion of the therapeutic power of friendship, and an application of Saint John Paul II’s personalism to the question of same-sex attraction. Psychologists and counselors explain various ways of affirming those who experience SSA and of leading them to experience the power of Christ’s healing love. Several of those who experience SSA tell their touching and inspiring stories.

The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo
Author: Dean Atta
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 0062990314
ISBN 13: 9780062990310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Flamingo Book Review:

Stonewall Book Award Winner * A Time Magazine Best YA Book Of All Time A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender. Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London. All his life, he’s navigated what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican—but never quite feeling Greek or Black enough. As he gets older, Michael’s coming out is only the start of learning who he is and where he fits in. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs—and the Black Flamingo is born. Told with raw honesty, insight, and lyricism, this debut explores the layers of identity that make us who we are—and allow us to shine. "In this uplifting coming-of-age novel told in accessible verse, Atta chronicles the growth and glory of Michael Angeli, a mixed-race kid from London, as he navigates his cultural identity as Cypriot and Jamaican as well as his emerging sexuality." (Publishers Weekly, "An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List")

Gay Bar

Gay Bar
Author: Jeremy Atherton Lin
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 0316458740
ISBN 13: 9780316458740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gay Bar Book Review:

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: The New York Times * NPR * Vogue * Gay Times * Artforum * “Gay Bar is an absolute tour de force.” –Maggie Nelson "Atherton Lin has a five-octave, Mariah Carey-esque range for discussing gay sex.” –New York Times Book Review As gay bars continue to close at an alarming rate, a writer looks back to find out what’s being lost in this indispensable, intimate, and stylish celebration of queer history. Strobing lights and dark rooms; throbbing house and drag queens on counters; first kisses, last call: the gay bar has long been a place of solidarity and sexual expression—whatever your scene, whoever you’re seeking. But in urban centers around the world, they are closing, a cultural demolition that has Jeremy Atherton Lin wondering: What was the gay bar? How have they shaped him? And could this spell the end of gay identity as we know it? In Gay Bar, the author embarks upon a transatlantic tour of the hangouts that marked his life, with each club, pub, and dive revealing itself to be a palimpsest of queer history. In prose as exuberant as a hit of poppers and dazzling as a disco ball, he time-travels from Hollywood nights in the 1970s to a warren of cruising tunnels built beneath London in the 1770s; from chichi bars in the aftermath of AIDS to today’s fluid queer spaces; through glory holes, into Crisco-slicked dungeons and down San Francisco alleys. He charts police raids and riots, posing and passing out—and a chance encounter one restless night that would change his life forever. The journey that emerges is a stylish and nuanced inquiry into the connection between place and identity—a tale of liberation, but one that invites us to go beyond the simplified Stonewall mythology and enter lesser-known battlefields in the struggle to carve out a territory. Elegiac, randy, and sparkling with wry wit, Gay Bar is at once a serious critical inquiry, a love story and an epic night out to remember.

The Name I Call Myself

The Name I Call Myself
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: arsenal pulp press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 155152810X
ISBN 13: 9781551528106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Name I Call Myself Book Review:

Meet Ari, a young person who doesn’t like to be called by their birth name Edward: “When I think of the name Edward, I imagine old kings who snore a lot.” Throughout this beautiful and engaging picture book, we watch Ari grow up before our very eyes as they navigate the ins and outs of their gender identity; we see how, as a child, they prefer dolls and princess movies, and want to grow out their hair, though their father insists on cutting it short, “because that’s what boys look like.” At nine, they play hockey but wish they could try on their mother’s dresses; at fifteen, they shave their face, hoping to have smooth skin like girls. At sixteen, they want to run away, especially from their father who insists, “You’re a boy, so you have to act like one.” Who will Ari become? Moving from age six to adolescence, The Name I Call Myself touchingly depicts Edward’s tender, solitary gender journey to Ari: a new life distinguished and made meaningful by self-acceptance and unconditional love. Ages 5 to 12.

Does Jesus Really Love Me

Does Jesus Really Love Me
Author: Jeff Chu
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-03-26
ISBN 10: 0062049755
ISBN 13: 9780062049759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does Jesus Really Love Me Book Review:

Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America is part memoir and part investigative analysis that explores the explosive and confusing intersection of faith, politics, and sexuality in Christian America. The quest to find an answer is at the heart of Does Jesus Really Love Me?—a personal journey of belief, an investigation, and a portrait of a faith and a nation at odds by award-winning reporter Jeff Chu. From Brooklyn to Nashville to California, from Westboro Baptist Church and their “God Hates Fags” protest signs, to the pioneering Episcopalian bishop Mary Glasspool—who proclaims a message of liberation and divine love, Chu captures spiritual snapshots of Christian America at a remarkable moment, when tensions between both sides in the culture wars have rarely been higher. Funny and heartbreaking, perplexing and wise, Does Jesus Really Love Me? is an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual pilgrimage that reveals a nation in crisis.

What are we fighting for

What are we fighting for
Author: Andreana Clay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:X68586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What are we fighting for Book Review:

In the post civil-rights era, youth activism has emerged to address the ways in which the social categories that young people occupy have been explicitly politicized. This dissertation draws upon comparative fieldwork, textual analysis, and in-depth interviews with youth activists working in two non-profit organizations in Oakland, California. Specifically, I explore how teenagers of color create individual and collective political identities and participate in social change in the twenty-first century. Recent attacks on affirmative action, the increasing war on drugs, and tightening measures against gangs have shaped the formation of youth identity in the last decade. This research examines how youth organize and create activist identities in light of these developments. Additionally, this work examines dominant representations of activism in U.S. public discourse that influence how people think of themselves as activists. This idealized cultural image of an activist is based on the civil rights leaders, struggles, and participants in previous social movements. This idealized definition of activism and the iconic status of previous activists dominate the activities that youth participate in. The data suggests that contemporary youth activists look up to these leaders and incorporate their teachings into their resistance strategies, organizing tools, and political identities as activists. Although the organizations differ in both their approaches and individual staff expectations, youth at the two organizations construct similar activist identities. Youth activist identities are a combination of what they learn at each organization, the idealized cultural image of activism, and their status as youth who experience both the benefits of civil rights and the backlash against those same rights. In particular, they articulate the kinds of activism in which they are involved--a micro approach based on talking to those closest to them: friends, family, and peers.

If This Gets Out

If This Gets Out
Author: Sophie Gonzales,Cale Dietrich
Publsiher: Wednesday Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN 10: 1250805813
ISBN 13: 9781250805812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If This Gets Out Book Review:

Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich's “If This Gets Out is an absolute showstopper! Equal parts edgy and adorable, this bright, joyful book has everything I look for in a queer YA romance.” —Phil Stamper, bestselling author of The Gravity of Us Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartthrobs in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, the pressure to stay in the closet has Ruben confiding in Zach. On a whirlwind tour through Europe with an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, the two come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they’re ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben realize they will never truly have the support they need. How can they hold tight to each other when their whole world is coming apart?

God and the Gay Christian

God and the Gay Christian
Author: Matthew Vines
Publsiher: Convergent
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1601425163
ISBN 13: 9781601425164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Gay Christian Book Review:

Reinterpretations of key Bible texts related to sexual orientation, written by a Harvard student, present an accessible case for a modern Christian conservative acceptance of sexual diversity.

The Binding

The Binding
Author: Bridget Collins
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 0062838113
ISBN 13: 9780062838117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Binding Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE Proclaimed as “truly spellbinding,” a “great fable” that “functions as transporting romance” by the Guardian, the runaway #1 international bestseller "A rich, gothic entertainment that explores what books have trapped inside them and reminds us of the power of storytelling. Spellbinding.” — TRACY CHEVALIER Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret. Forever. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder—a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice amongst their small community, but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. For as long as he can recall, Emmett has been drawn to books, even though they are strictly forbidden. Bookbinding is a sacred calling, Seredith informs her new apprentice, and he is a binder born. Under the old woman’s watchful eye, Emmett learns to hand-craft the elegant leather-bound volumes. Within each one they will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, a binder can help. If there’s something you need to erase, they can assist. Within the pages of the books they create, secrets are concealed and the past is locked away. In a vault under his mentor’s workshop rows upon rows of books are meticulously stored. But while Seredith is an artisan, there are others of their kind, avaricious and amoral tradesman who use their talents for dark ends—and just as Emmett begins to settle into his new circumstances, he makes an astonishing discovery: one of the books has his name on it. Soon, everything he thought he understood about his life will be dramatically rewritten. An unforgettable novel of enchantment, mystery, memory, and forbidden love, The Binding is a beautiful homage to the allure and life-changing power of books—and a reminder to us all that knowledge can be its own kind of magic.

I Can t Date Jesus

I Can t Date Jesus
Author: Michael Arceneaux
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-07-24
ISBN 10: 1501178865
ISBN 13: 9781501178863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Can t Date Jesus Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Featured as One of Summer’s most anticipated reads by the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Buzzfeed, and Bitch Media. From the author of I Don’t Want to Die Poor and in the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can’t Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I'm Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul‑searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensitive black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish your humanity. It hasn’t been easy being Michael Arceneaux. Equality for LGBTQ people has come a long way and all, but voices of persons of color within the community are still often silenced, and being Black in America is…well, have you watched the news? With the characteristic wit and candor that have made him one of today’s boldest writers on social issues, I Can’t Date Jesus is Michael Arceneaux’s impassioned, forthright, and refreshing look at minority life in today’s America. Leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned, he describes his journey in learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite. He eloquently writes about coming out to his mother; growing up in Houston, Texas; being approached for the priesthood; his obstacles in embracing intimacy that occasionally led to unfortunate fights with fire ants and maybe fleas; and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams. Perfect for fans of David Sedaris, Samantha Irby, and Phoebe Robinson, I Can’t Date Jesus tells us—without apologies—what it’s like to be outspoken and brave in a divisive world.

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN 10: 1534496211
ISBN 13: 9781534496217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World Book Review:

A #1 New York Times bestseller Four starred reviews! “Messily human and sincerely insightful.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an “emotional roller coaster” (School Library Journal, starred review) sure to captivate fans of Adam Silvera and Mary H.K. Choi. In Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, two boys in a border town fell in love. Now, they must discover what it means to stay in love and build a relationship in a world that seems to challenge their very existence. Ari has spent all of high school burying who he really is, staying silent and invisible. He expected his senior year to be the same. But something in him cracked open when he fell in love with Dante, and he can’t go back. Suddenly he finds himself reaching out to new friends, standing up to bullies of all kinds, and making his voice heard. And, always, there is Dante, dreamy, witty Dante, who can get on Ari’s nerves and fill him with desire all at once. The boys are determined to forge a path for themselves in a world that doesn’t understand them. But when Ari is faced with a shocking loss, he’ll have to fight like never before to create a life that is truthfully, joyfully his own.

Sexual Authenticity

Sexual Authenticity
Author: Melinda Selmys
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2013-12
ISBN 10: 9780991909834
ISBN 13: 0991909836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexual Authenticity Book Review:

The view from the existential peripheries... Somewhere deep in no-man's land there is a rag-tag bunker where you can watch the shells of the Culture War lighting up the night. The rainbow flag flutters to the West, in the East shines the Sign of the Cross. This book is written from that bunker. It is the fruit of seven years spent trying to formulate a better approach to dialogue between the Catholic Church and the LGBTQ community. Drawing on the material presented at sexualauthenticity.blogspot.com it explores questions like: "How can a gay Catholic be true to her sexual identity while remaining faithful to the Church?" "Is homophobia real, and what should Christians be doing about it?" "What does it mean to be gay, or queer, or trans? Why would a Christian choose to use those terms?" "Why would a gay person want to be Catholic in the first place?" Whether you're an LGBTQ Christian looking for shelter, a straight Christian who loves someone gay, or a gay person looking for a better way to have the conversation about sexuality and faith this is a book that cuts through the politics and the bitterness to arrive at the heart of the queer person, made in the image and likeness of God.

Out of a Far Country

Out of a Far Country
Author: Christopher Yuan,Angela Yuan
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN 10: 0307729362
ISBN 13: 9780307729361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of a Far Country Book Review:

Over 100,000 copies sold! Coming Out, Then Coming Home Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control—and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her. Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, which is God’s desire for all families. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality. God calls all who are lost to come home to him. Casting a compelling vision for holy sexuality, Out of a Far Country speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the gay community. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” - Luke 15:20 Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection and group use.

I Call Myself A Feminist

I Call Myself A Feminist
Author: Victoria Pepe
Publsiher: Virago
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-11-05
ISBN 10: 0349006563
ISBN 13: 9780349006567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Call Myself A Feminist Book Review:

Is feminism still a dirty word? We asked twenty-five of the brightest, funniest, bravest young women what being a feminist in 2015 means to them. We hear from Laura Bates (of the Everyday Sexism Project), Reni Eddo-Lodge (award-winning journalist and author), Yas Necati (an eighteen-year-old activist), Laura Pankhurst, great-great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and an activist in her own right, comedian Sofie Hagen, engineer Naomi Mitchison and Louise O'Neill, author of the award-winning feminist Young Adult novel Only Ever Yours. Writing about a huge variety of subjects, we have Martha Mosse and Alice Stride on how they became feminists, Amy Annette addressing the body politic, Samira Shackle on having her eyes opened in a hostel for survivors of acid attacks in Islamabad, while Maysa Haque thinks about the way Islam has informed her feminism and Isabel Adomakoh Young insists that women don't have to be perfect. There are twelve other performers, politicians and writers who include Jade Anouka, Emily Benn, Abigail Matson-Phippard, Hajar J. Woodland and Jinan Younis. Is the word feminist still to be shunned? Is feminism still thought of as anti-men rather than pro-human? Is this generation of feminists - outspoken, funny and focused - the best we've had for long while? Has the internet given them a voice and power previously unknown? Rachel Holmes' most recent book is Eleanor Marx: A Life; Victoria Pepe is a literary scout; Amy Annette is a comedy producer currently working on festivals including Latitude; Alice Stride works for Women's Aid and Martha Mosse is a freelance producer and artist.

Science for the People

Science for the People
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822032894164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science for the People Book Review: