-"Philadelphia Gay News, 10/11/96
..."while there are a lot of books on the market that address the issues inherent in coming out to friends and family, this is the first one I've come across which actively embraces the role of these other people who mean so much to us. In "A Family and Friend's Guide to "Sexual Orientation, Powers and Ellis have created a wonderful volume of personal essays and accessible information that will help anyone who truly wants to understand and embrace the (perhaps) new-found gay person in his or her life.... In the era of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" attitude that extends far beyond the military, Powers and Ellis' book affirms, and indeed encourages, a "Do Ask, Do Tell" policy that will help build bridges between individuals."
"The moving stories in this book can help all of us in our own healing and in helping to heal the separation that often exists around this issue."
-Gerald G. Jampolski, M.D., author of "Love is Letting Go of Fear
"Because so many family members do not know how to deal with the sexual orientation of their loved ones, they simply refuse to talk about it. As a result, they are thrown into a (heterosexual) closet of their own making. In reading "A Family and Friend's Guide to Sexual "Orientation, I was struck by the possibility thatthis book can open their eyes in a way similar to how the" Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous opens the eyes of problem drinkers.."
-David Berenson, M.D., Psychiatrist and Director, Family Institute of San Francisco