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The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World
Alan Downs
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With a title that plays on Janet Jackson's epochal 1997 LP The Velvet Rope, and its anatomy of unmet desire, therapist Downs's book describes the paradigmatic ways in which early childhood molds the future lives of gay men: scorned on the playground, disrespected by Dad, loved only by Mom until... Read More

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