The Velvet Rage Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-06-05
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

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A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity and how to overcome it

Author Biography

Alan Down's, PhD, is a clinical psychologist practicing in Beverly Hills, California. The former CEO of Michael's House Treatment Center, Down now maintains a thriving private psychotherapy practice and an intensive out patient addiction program.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2012 Editionp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Roots of Ragep. 7
The Little Boy with the Big Secretp. 9
Ugly Truths & High-Fashion Dreamsp. 19
Out&Ragingp. 31
Overwhelmed by Shamep. 39
Drowningp. 41
Bewitched, Betrayedp. 55
The Real Me: A Crisis of Identityp. 63
Compensating for Shamep. 71
Paying the Piperp. 73
Stuck in Shame: The Vicious Cyclep. 85
In the Mood for a Manp. 93
What's It All About? A Crisis of Meaningp. 103
Cultivating Authenticityp. 107
Mighty Realp. 109
Healing Relationship Traumap. 121
The Road to Contentmentp. 155
Skills for Living an Authentic Lifep. 167
Epilogue: This Peter Pan Grows Upp. 221
Notesp. 239
Acknowledgmentsp. 241
Indexp. 243
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