Search Results for gay-like-me

“ Brendan , what made you gay ? " I asked him as we sat and ate . I knew my question wouldn't anger him and I was eager to hear his answer . " Well , ” he said , chewing slowly , “ nothing made me gay , at least nothing like you are ...

Author: Mark A. Roeder

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595171761

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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2001 By Mark A. Roeder

When Richie Jackson's eighteen-year-old son came out to him, Jackson was compelled to reflect on his own experiences as a gay man. This is his celebration of embraced identity-- and a powerful warning.

Author: Richie Jackson


ISBN: 0062939785

Category: Fathers and sons


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"When Richie Jackson's son born through surrogacy comes out to him at the age of 18, Richie - now in his 50s, a successful producer and happily married - feels compelled to write him a letter. Gay Like Me is both a celebration of gay identity and a sorrowful warning. Jackson talks of his own progress and growth as a gay man coming of age through decades of political and cultural change. We've come a long way, he argues: discrimination is now outlawed in most states, gay men and women can marry, and there are drugs available to protect against AIDS. His son is going to be living in a newly liberated America. However, he also argues that nothing can be taken for granted. Bigotry and hatred still exist, nurtured by a President who draws votes and support by stirring up fear of The Other, and excluding minorities and anyone who can be labelled 'an outsider'. A newly constituted Supreme Court could revoke laws and turn the clock back. The gay identity can be worn with pride, but gay citizens needs always to be aware that their gains are fragile. Like Between the World and Me, this is a response to our times, and will strike a powerful chord with anyone who cares about human rights and the importance of tolerance and social progress. Angry, proud, moved, tender, this is also a powerful letter of love from a father to a son, relevant to everyone"--
2020 By Richie Jackson

You have always been nice to me. ... Unlike me who likes to hold grudges, you are never mad at anybody for too long. ... Since you are not gay like me, I wish I was a woman, Oh, how I wish I was a woman! and a virgin one at that, ...

Author: Guy Estinvil

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462839479

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

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In Love With a Straight Man: A Collection of Gay Short Stories, you will fi nd a lover begging his lover to take him back; a teacher who waited until his pupil was no longer a minor to have sex with him; a teaching assistant who had sex with one of his students at the university and paid for it with the loss of his job; an American who went to Haiti with his lover and almost lost his life; and other stories dealing with gay issues. Although they vary in length and content, the stories have one thing in common; the realistic portrayal of a number of gay characters dealing with real-life situations. In that sense, they are very illuminating. Furthermore, they are all interesting pieces of work, teeming with many rich characters.
2009-05-15 By Guy Estinvil

Since I was 12 years old I used to like playing with my sisters and like to play girl games. I used to dress like my sisters. My dad is very conservative, he used to hit me because ofmy behaviour as a gay, he used to hit me brutally.

Author: Thomas Spijkerboer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134098354

Category: Law

Page: 264

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Each year, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) asylum seekers apply for asylum in EU Member States.This book considers the position of LGBTI asylum seekers in European asylum law. Developing an encompassing approach to the topic, the book identifies and analyzes the main legal issues arising in relation to LGBTI people seeking asylum including: the underestimation of the relevance of criminalization of sexual orientation as well as the large scale violence against trans people in countries of origin by some European states; the requirement to seek State protection against violence even when they originate from countries where sexual orientation or gender identity is criminalized, or where the authorities are homophobic; the particular hurdles faced during credibility assessment on account of persisting stereotypes; and queer families and refugee law. The book gives a state of the art overview of law in Europe, both at the level of European legislation and at the level of Member State practice. While being largely focused on Europe, the book also takes into account asylum decisions from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States and is of relevance internationally, offering analysis of issues which are not specific to particular legal systems.
2013-07-18 By Thomas Spijkerboer

He went on to explain, “I was more attracted to the co-ed group because the all-male one was too much like a fraternity for me. And that's not a safe space for gay people like me or even effeminate straight people.

Author: Roger Mantie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350169241

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 850

The undergraduate years are a special time of life for many students. They are a time for study, yes, but also a time for making independent decisions over what to do beyond formal education. This book is based on a nine-year study of collegiate a cappella - a socio-musical practice that has exploded on college campuses since the 1990s. A defining feature of collegiate a cappella is that it is a student-run leisure activity undertaken by undergraduate students at institutions both large and small, prestigious and lower-status. With rare exceptions, participants are not music majors yet many participants interviewed had previous musical experience both in and out of school settings. Motivations for staying musically involved varied considerably - from those who felt they could not imagine life without a musical outlet to those who joined on a whim. Collegiate a cappella is about much more than singing cover songs. It sustains multiple forms of inequality through its audition practices and its performative enactment of gender and heteronormativity. This book sheds light on how undergraduates conceptualize vocation and avocation within the context of formal education, holding implications for educators at all levels.
2020-12-10 By Roger Mantie

Seems like if you queers would have a little courage —” “You want me to hang up? ... He's gay like me, but I'm going to make sure he doesn't turn out like me—that he doesn't ever feel ashamed of being gay or guilty about being gay, ...

Author: Tanya Chris

Publisher: TC Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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The Ever After series concludes in Aftermath. Tragedy, redemption, love… Ever After Once upon a time, Casey flirted with a pretty boy at a bar, and that changed everything. Recently released from jail, he’s starting to rebuild without the family who raised him to hate himself. He’s got a new job, a room at his aunt’s, and community service hours at an LGBTQIA community center. But his biggest challenge is figuring out how to live as the one thing his father and brother drilled into him he could never be: a gay man. Once upon a time, Brooks was a confident Dom with a particular taste for bigger men. But since his run-in with a dangerous homophobe, he’s lost his touch. Big, buff guys are hot but scary, and hurting people isn’t as much fun as it used to be. Until he meets Casey, the big guy with the problematic past. Casey’s willing to do anything, but does his submission stem from healthy kink or from an unhealthy need to be punished? And is Brooks doling out release or revenge? Two people who share a past as violent as theirs could never fall in love. Unless, somewhere in the aftermath, there’s forgiveness. Content warning: internalized homophobia, homophobic language, and references to homophobic hate crimes that have occurred in the past
2021-09-03 By Tanya Chris

It's also nice to talk to someone who's gay. Like me. Well, not exactly like me. They're all the way out, ... the first gay people I'd ever met in my life, and it means a lot to me that they seem to actually like me and want to keep in ...

Author: Liane Shaw

Publisher: Second Story Press

ISBN: 9781772601091

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Jack Pedersen is finding life complicated ever since he came out to his mom. Even though she’s been doing her best to understand, it’s obvious to Jack that his mom still wants to cry every time she says the word gay. Complications go into overdrive when a new student named Benjamin arrives at his high school, and Jack starts experiencing feelings he’s never allowed himself before. When a near tragedy turns life upside down, Jack realizes that it’s time to stop hiding and to stand up—for Pride, for Benjamin, and for himself. Read more of Jack's story in Liane Shaw's book Caterpillars Can't Swim.
2019-09-17 By Liane Shaw

with me. But no one else at the table was out in any way. Three of them were certainly straight, and I gather they're all grandfathers ... The article by Andrew Tobias, titled "Gay Like Me," brought an avalanche of mail to the magazine, ...

Author: John Malone

Publisher: M. Evans

ISBN: 9781461721543

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Areas discussed are: Gay separatism vs. Gay mainstreaming; Coming out; AIDS; Marriage; Adoption; Religion; Politics; Pop culture and media; and, most importantly, what the future holds.
2001-05-01 By John Malone

I want him to come to Pride as I think it will give him a sense of what it means to be part of the gay and lesbian ... In high school I identified with two guys my age , who were rumoured through the grapevine to be gay . Like me they ...

Author: Shaun De Waal

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 1770092617

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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This book documents Johannesburg Pride from 1990 to 2005, and Cape Town's inagurual Pride in 1993.
2006 By Shaun De Waal

There were other girls who thought they were gay like me, and it was where I had my first romantic and sexual experiences. The experiences were good and bad. Girls can be as shitty as guys when it comes to love and sex, and it took me ...

Author: Morley D. Glicken

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452267593

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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This comprehensive core textbook analyzes how resilient people navigate the troubled waters of life's traumas and identifies how learning about resilience may help cultivate this quality in other, less resilient, people. Author Morley D. Glicken explains the inner self-healing processes of resilient people and helps individuals training in the helping professions to learn to use these processes in working with their clients.
2006-05-03 By Morley D. Glicken