Knowledge

This section contains recommendations of books for LGBTIQ and gender and sexual diversity therapists and clients, and provides links to other suitable organisations.

If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or any other gender or sexual preference and are seeking literature about the societal and personal issues surrounding sexuality and gender, or if you are a therapist who is working with clients such as this and looking for texts to gain a greater understanding, then start your search here.

Once you have found what you are looking for, we highly recommend that you check out Gay’s The Word, a friendly and well stocked bookshop in central London that should meet your requirements. If you do not live in London, consider supporting us by visiting our Amazon shop and purchasing books from there.

We are currently in the process of transferring all of our resources from our old site into these pages, and will continue to add books and material regularly, so this section will continue to grow and expand. Please do visit again if you cannot find what you are looking for just yet. We are also open to suggestions, so if you would like to recommend an appropriate book or link, feel free to contact us.

Sissyphobia Gay Men and Effeminate Behaviour

Sissyphobia Gay Men and Effeminate Behaviour Image

Tim Bergling, Foreword by Mark Simpson. Southern Tier Edititions, Harrington Park Press, 2001

Key Elements: A friendly guy next door writing style that explores an important topic in gay culture. This very American book is an easy read and very interesting it has good illustrations as well.

Chapter 1: ‘No Femmes Need Apply’, this covers the internal judgement about gay behaviour and being observed in public, it also looks at ‘straight acting’ and its role in the gay community.

Chapter 2: ‘Origin of the ‘Species’, looks at ‘why do effeminate guys act like that?’ theories behind effeminate behaviour, masculine gay behaviour and effeminate gay behaviour

Chapter 3: ‘Growing Pains’, explores the childhood messages that we receive from parents and our environmental surroundings, changes and metamorphosis of adolescents and developing on awareness of being gay

Chapter 4: ‘Fear and Loathing’, tries to address the question of why people have developed a strong dislike of effeminate behaviour ‘what is it about effeminate men that makes them such a target of unbridled contempt’

Chapter 5: ‘The Enemy Within’, carrying the secret of being gay, the internal emotional turbulence and early experiences with effeminate male behaviour and studies that explore the reactions to effeminate male gay behaviour

Chapter 6 : ‘Dude Looks Like A Lady’, the rites of passage in gay life, gay men who dress as women, violent femmes, a little history of the gay movement, drag queens, the link effeminate behaviour and flamey camp behaviour

Chapter 7: ‘Be All You Can Be’, Gay Men and the Military

Chapter 8: ‘The Next Generation’, the changing views of gay men about gay effeminate behaviour.

Sissyphobia Gay Men and Effeminate Behaviour

Sissyphobia Gay Men and Effeminate Behaviour Image

Tim Bergling, Foreword by Mark Simpson. Southern Tier Edititions, Harrington Park Press, 2001

Key Elements: A friendly guy next door writing style that explores an important topic in gay culture. This very American book is an easy read and very interesting it has good illustrations as well.

Chapter 1: ‘No Femmes Need Apply’, this covers the internal judgement about gay behaviour and being observed in public, it also looks at ‘straight acting’ and its role in the gay community.

Chapter 2: ‘Origin of the ‘Species’, looks at ‘why do effeminate guys act like that?’ theories behind effeminate behaviour, masculine gay behaviour and effeminate gay behaviour

Chapter 3: ‘Growing Pains’, explores the childhood messages that we receive from parents and our environmental surroundings, changes and metamorphosis of adolescents and developing on awareness of being gay

Chapter 4: ‘Fear and Loathing’, tries to address the question of why people have developed a strong dislike of effeminate behaviour ‘what is it about effeminate men that makes them such a target of unbridled contempt’

Chapter 5: ‘The Enemy Within’, carrying the secret of being gay, the internal emotional turbulence and early experiences with effeminate male behaviour and studies that explore the reactions to effeminate male gay behaviour

Chapter 6 : ‘Dude Looks Like A Lady’, the rites of passage in gay life, gay men who dress as women, violent femmes, a little history of the gay movement, drag queens, the link effeminate behaviour and flamey camp behaviour

Chapter 7: ‘Be All You Can Be’, Gay Men and the Military

Chapter 8: ‘The Next Generation’, the changing views of gay men about gay effeminate behaviour.

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