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.

Gay and single... forever? 10 Things Every Gay Guy Looking for Love (and Not Finding It) Needs to Know.

Gay and single... forever? 10 Things Every Gay Guy Looking for Love (and Not Finding It) Needs to Know. Image

Steven Bereznai, 2006

Key Elements: Points out the positives of being single, the negatives of being in a relationship and everything in between

The book takes a very personal approach to everything that it covers. Not taking itself too seriously, it starts with the feelings that someone might have about being gay and single. From the historical evolution of the gay movement and its influence on gay dating and relationships it goes to where the push to be partnered has come from. Gay Exs, tricky lovers, and what to do about them is handle with humour as well as everything else. The book is like a long essay. Even though humorous it does tackle the future of gay acceptance, the difficulties of finding the right guy and how boyfriends do not bring happiness. There are interesting elements that provoke thought like ‘finding the boyfriend within’ and how to love being single, not just single looking for a relationship. The author does explain the natural chemical in our bodies that are involved in bonding and falling in love (oxytocin) and how wanting to be in love is natural (although it is argued that staying in love in not natural.)The affects of HIV and AIDS on gay relationships in covered as is the difference between a healthy relationship and a co-dependent relationship, along with other types of relationships. Everything in the book is related back to personal experiences of the author is underpinned by a humorous approach.

Gay and single... forever? 10 Things Every Gay Guy Looking for Love (and Not Finding It) Needs to Know.

Gay and single... forever? 10 Things Every Gay Guy Looking for Love (and Not Finding It) Needs to Know. Image

Steven Bereznai, 2006

Key Elements: Points out the positives of being single, the negatives of being in a relationship and everything in between

The book takes a very personal approach to everything that it covers. Not taking itself too seriously, it starts with the feelings that someone might have about being gay and single. From the historical evolution of the gay movement and its influence on gay dating and relationships it goes to where the push to be partnered has come from. Gay Exs, tricky lovers, and what to do about them is handle with humour as well as everything else. The book is like a long essay. Even though humorous it does tackle the future of gay acceptance, the difficulties of finding the right guy and how boyfriends do not bring happiness. There are interesting elements that provoke thought like ‘finding the boyfriend within’ and how to love being single, not just single looking for a relationship. The author does explain the natural chemical in our bodies that are involved in bonding and falling in love (oxytocin) and how wanting to be in love is natural (although it is argued that staying in love in not natural.)The affects of HIV and AIDS on gay relationships in covered as is the difference between a healthy relationship and a co-dependent relationship, along with other types of relationships. Everything in the book is related back to personal experiences of the author is underpinned by a humorous approach.

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