On Being Gay
On Being Gay
Thoughts on Family, Faith, and Love
St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312029593, 192pp.
Publication Date: April 15, 1989
Brian McNaught has a special knack for enabling people to understand what it means to be gay. He has done so as a writer and lecturer since 1974, explaining, encouraging, and often healing his audiences. McNaught provides a look-- sometimes humorous, always insightful-- at such concerns as whether or not to "come out," maintaining ties with one's family, building love relationships that last, developing an honest relationship with God, dealing with AIDS, and accepting oneself as decent and worthy of respect.
"On Being Gay fills an obvious need. It deserves to be read-- and put into practice-- by all men and women still struggling against homosexuality in themselves, their family, their friends or the same-sex couple whom they avoid on a daily basis. And that, sad to say, includes the vast majority of Americans."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"There is wisdom, insight and humor within these pages. Brian McNaught has put together a collection of his writings that will both inspire you and bring a tear to your eye."--The Advocate
"McNaught is both disarmingly honest and gently humorous, whether castigating the hypocrisy of religious leaders and institutions or challenging the pretensions of the reigning gay orthodoxy."--Lambda Rising Book Report