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1. The Velvet Rage Popular
Today's gay man enjoys unprecedented, hard-won social acceptance. Despite this victory, however, serious problems still exist. Substance abuse, depression, suicide, and sex addiction among gay men are at an all-time high, causing many to ask,"Are we really better off? Drawing on contemporary research, psychologist Alan Downs's own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients, The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behaviour. Updated to reflect the effects of the many recent social, cultural, and political changes, The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.

Author: Alan Downs
Format: Kindle 252 pages
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong
Guide price:* Book: £, Kindle: £5.5

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2. Tory Pride and Prejudice: The Conservative Party and Homosexual Law Reform Popular
Tory Pride and Prejudice is an authoritative but highly accessible account of the Conservative Party's attitude towards homosexual law reform and gay rights, from the 1950s to the present day.Presented in the context of contemporary social and political developments it draws upon extensive primary research and exclusive interviews to chart the party's progress from an unwillingness to decriminalise homosexuality, via Section 28 in the 1980s, to the current Liberal-Conservative government, which has produced the first comprehensive statement on equal rights in British history. At once anecdotal and thoroughly researched, this is a highly revealing book that charts not just the change in attitudes within the Conservative Party, but also within politics and in society as a whole.

Author: Michael McManus
Format: Kindle - 352 pages
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Guide price:* Book: £20, Kindle: £13

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