Pda ebook download Coming out of Shame: Transforming Gay and Lesbian Lives 9780385477963 in English Gershen Kaufman, Lev Raphael, Lev Raphael

Coming out of Shame: Transforming Gay and Lesbian Lives

Coming out of Shame: Transforming Gay and Lesbian Lives

by Gershen Kaufman, Lev Raphael, Lev Raphael

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780385477963
Pages: 304
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 8 Mb
Date posting: 2020-01-25
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In Coming Out of Shame, Gershen Kaufman and Lev Raphael expose the role shame has come to play in gay and lesbian lives. Rarely discussed but vastly important, shame powerfully shapes each individual's development of self-esteem, identity, and intimacy - three areas where gay men and lesbians have been extremely vulnerable to the crippling effects of shame. Tracing the historical and cultural sources of gay shame, Kaufman and Raphael reveal how gay men and lesbians have internalized shame, resulting in self-loathing and self-destructive behaviors. The hallmark of shame is silence, and by breaking the silence around the dynamics of gay shame, Kaufman and Raphael offer a way to "come out" of shame and begin the