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.

Husband Hunting Made Easy And Other Miracles for the Modern Gay Man

Husband Hunting Made Easy And Other Miracles for the Modern Gay Man Image

Patrick Price. 1998

Key Elements: Takes a hard, mildly pessimistic but lightly entertaining look at finding the right man.

The author when putting together this body of work seems to treat relationships between gay men as a rarity. The differences between a boyfriend and a husband are defined as are the reasons for leaving a husband. The book is humorous throughout. There a lot of tips about different things for example,’ things not to do when husband hunting’, ‘steering clear of open relationships’ and ‘finding your own boyfriend, and not someone else’s’. The often overly comical approach which includes ‘don’t date men who wax’ or ‘never date anyone with the same first name’ could stop someone from starting a loving relationship with a man who has the same first name or one who does not like being overly hairy. What to watch out for in chat rooms and personal ads in mentioned. The book looks at why it is important to imagine your ideal man (and then settle for 85% of him). When the book takes the topics seriously it does a very good job. In one part the book says ‘we psychologically protect ourselves from rejection by rejecting all our suitors’. Which is a topic that may resonate with some readers. There is also a section in the text that asks the reader to take a self-inventory. Pointing out how to do it ad why it is important. There are list of extras and additional information that could make you laugh and help you to reflect at the same time including; a quiz on ‘How Needy You May Be’, a list of Top Ten Most Pathetic Opening Lines, Sex: when and why:( never have sex on the first encounter), ‘The First Date: What To DO’, ‘Dating Do’s and Don’ts’,’ Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Couple’, ‘Counterproductive Dating Personas’, ‘Why Not to Move In Just to Split the Rent’,’ Reasons Why Not To Dump Him When the First Real Problems Arise’, and finally ‘How Not To Confuse Being Comfortable With Being Boring’.

Husband Hunting Made Easy And Other Miracles for the Modern Gay Man

Husband Hunting Made Easy And Other Miracles for the Modern Gay Man Image

Patrick Price. 1998

Key Elements: Takes a hard, mildly pessimistic but lightly entertaining look at finding the right man.

The author when putting together this body of work seems to treat relationships between gay men as a rarity. The differences between a boyfriend and a husband are defined as are the reasons for leaving a husband. The book is humorous throughout. There a lot of tips about different things for example,’ things not to do when husband hunting’, ‘steering clear of open relationships’ and ‘finding your own boyfriend, and not someone else’s’. The often overly comical approach which includes ‘don’t date men who wax’ or ‘never date anyone with the same first name’ could stop someone from starting a loving relationship with a man who has the same first name or one who does not like being overly hairy. What to watch out for in chat rooms and personal ads in mentioned. The book looks at why it is important to imagine your ideal man (and then settle for 85% of him). When the book takes the topics seriously it does a very good job. In one part the book says ‘we psychologically protect ourselves from rejection by rejecting all our suitors’. Which is a topic that may resonate with some readers. There is also a section in the text that asks the reader to take a self-inventory. Pointing out how to do it ad why it is important. There are list of extras and additional information that could make you laugh and help you to reflect at the same time including; a quiz on ‘How Needy You May Be’, a list of Top Ten Most Pathetic Opening Lines, Sex: when and why:( never have sex on the first encounter), ‘The First Date: What To DO’, ‘Dating Do’s and Don’ts’,’ Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Couple’, ‘Counterproductive Dating Personas’, ‘Why Not to Move In Just to Split the Rent’,’ Reasons Why Not To Dump Him When the First Real Problems Arise’, and finally ‘How Not To Confuse Being Comfortable With Being Boring’.

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