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LGBTIQ health and coming out

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LGBTIQ Health

Anapol, Deborah - Polyamory in the 21st Century: Love and Intimacy with Multiple Partners

Anapol draws on her nearly 30 years at the heart of the movement, including her experience counselling thousands of poly and would-be-poly clients and her many discussions with the movement's movers and shakers. She also examines how poly people and families deal with such issues as jealousy, time management, child rearing, and how closeted or out to be in a sometimes hostile world

Benson, Peter - The Polyamory handbook: A User's Guide

You've probably heard of polyamory-expanded loving relationships, done openly and honestly. Maybe you’ve had caring feelings for someone else even though you love your spouse or partner as deeply as always. Maybe you're single; you want a committed relationship with someone; but you don t want to give up the freedom to date others with integrity. Maybe you and your spouse or partners already live a polyamorous lifestyle but sometimes you aren't sure how to proceed.

Boyd, Helen - She's Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband

She's Not the Man I Married is an extraordinary examination of relationships, not just those of cross-dressers with their partners, but also of those who question and bend gender roles.

Downs, Alan - The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing up Gay in a Straight Man's World

A gay psychologist demonstrates how to heal the trauma of being a gay man in an uncompromisingly straight world.

Herman, Joanne - Transgender Explained for those who are not

Joanne Herman, a transgender woman who read everything in sight to understand her own gender incongruity, has been helping others with her non-complicated explanations of transgender for almost a decade. Now she has written down her explanations for all to read in Transgender Explained for those who are not. Organized by topic into short, easy-to-read chapters, Transgender Explained is perfect for parents, relatives, colleagues, friends, allies and even journalists who want to quickly get up to speed on what it means to be transgender.

Vass, Alex - Gay Sex, Gay Health: All you need to know about gay sex and sexual health

A reliable, comprehensive handbook offering practical, sensitive yet frank advice on all aspects of gay sex and sexual health.

Whipple, Vicky - Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief

This work reveals the touching and very personal stories of 25 women, including the author, who were widowed at a young age and forced to create a new life without their life partners.