Out of the Shadows by Walt Odets audiobook

Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men’s Lives

By Walt Odets
Read by Will Damron

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684571581

  • ISBN: 9781684571581

Runtime: 12.48 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

It goes without saying that even today, it's not easy to be gay in America. While young gay men often come out more readily, even those from the most progressive of backgrounds still struggle with the legacy of early-life stigma and a deficit of self-acceptance, which can fuel doubt, regret, and, at worst, self-loathing. And this is to say nothing of the ongoing trauma wrought by AIDS, which is all too often relegated to history. Drawing on his work as a clinical psychologist during and in the aftermath of the epidemic, Walt Odets reflects on what it means to survive and figure out a way to live in a new, uncompromising future, both for the men who endured the upheaval of those years and for the younger men who have come of age since then, at a time when an HIV epidemic is still ravaging the gay community, especially among the most marginalized.

Through moving stories—of friends and patients, and his own—Odets considers how experiences early in life launch men on trajectories aimed at futures that are not authentically theirs. He writes to help reconstruct how we think about gay life by considering everything from the misleading idea of "the homosexual," to the diversity and richness of gay relationships, to the historical role of stigma and shame and the significance of youth and of aging.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 12.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English