The Resource Becoming Who I Am : Young Men on Being Gay, Ritch C. Savin-Williams

Becoming Who I Am : Young Men on Being Gay, Ritch C. Savin-Williams

Label
Becoming Who I Am : Young Men on Being Gay
Title
Becoming Who I Am
Title remainder
Young Men on Being Gay
Statement of responsibility
Ritch C. Savin-Williams
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Proud, happy, grateful—gay youth describe their lives in terms that would have seemed surprising only a generation ago. Yet many adults, including parents, seem skeptical about this sea change in perceptions and attitudes. Even in an age of growing tolerance, coming out as gay is supposed to involve a crisis or struggle. This is the kind of thinking, say the young men at the heart of this book, that needs to change. Becoming Who I Am is an astute exploration of identity and sexuality as told by today’s generation of gay young men. Through a series of in-depth interviews with teenagers and men in their early 20s, Ritch Savin-Williams reflects on how the life stories recorded here fulfill the promise of an affirmative, thriving gay identity outlined in his earlier book, The New Gay Teenager. He offers a contemporary perspective on gay lives viewed across key milestones: from dawning awareness of same-sex attraction to first sexual encounters; from the uncertainty and exhilaration of coming out to family and friends to the forming of adult romantic relationships; from insights into what it means to be gay today to musings on what the future may hold. The voices hail from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, but as gay men they share basic experiences in common, conveyed here with honesty, humor, and joy
Cataloging source
DE-B1597
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Savin-Williams, Ritch C
Government publication
other
LC call number
HQ76
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Gay men
  • Gay teenagers
  • Male homosexuality
  • Young gay men
Target audience
specialized
Label
Becoming Who I Am : Young Men on Being Gay, Ritch C. Savin-Williams
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sex Play
  • First Crush
  • Who’s That Girl?
  • Who’s That Boy?
  • The Joy of Puberty
  • OMG! A Wet Dream
  • Masturbation
  • First Girl Sex
  • First Boy Sex
  • I’m Gay—Prob ably, Certainly
  • Frontmatter
  • Something to Tell You
  • Hey Mom, Dad, Bro, Sis
  • Mostly Gay
  • First Love
  • He’s My Soul Man
  • Being Young and Gay in America
  • Postscript: Anthony’s Return
  • Appendix: Methods
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contents
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Anthony
  • Tell Our Stories
  • Why Am I Gay?
  • First Sexual Memory
  • First Arousal
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674974586
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674974586
Other physical details
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)479647
  • (OCoLC)984686756
  • (DE-B1597)9780674974586
Label
Becoming Who I Am : Young Men on Being Gay, Ritch C. Savin-Williams
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sex Play
  • First Crush
  • Who’s That Girl?
  • Who’s That Boy?
  • The Joy of Puberty
  • OMG! A Wet Dream
  • Masturbation
  • First Girl Sex
  • First Boy Sex
  • I’m Gay—Prob ably, Certainly
  • Frontmatter
  • Something to Tell You
  • Hey Mom, Dad, Bro, Sis
  • Mostly Gay
  • First Love
  • He’s My Soul Man
  • Being Young and Gay in America
  • Postscript: Anthony’s Return
  • Appendix: Methods
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contents
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Anthony
  • Tell Our Stories
  • Why Am I Gay?
  • First Sexual Memory
  • First Arousal
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674974586
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674974586
Other physical details
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)479647
  • (OCoLC)984686756
  • (DE-B1597)9780674974586

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