The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs


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"Today's gay man enjoys unprecedented, hard-won social acceptance. And yet despite this victory, serious problems still exist. Substance abuse, depression, suicide, and sex addiction are at an all-time high, causing us to ask, "Are we really better off?" Drawing on contemporary research, psychologist Alan Down's own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients, The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to shop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior..."


Written by Alan Downs, PhD