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Longtime Companions : Autobiographies of Gay Male Fidelity - John DeCecco

Longtime Companions

Autobiographies of Gay Male Fidelity


Published: 27th May 1999
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This unique compilation of stories offers a sophisticated alternative to "anything goes" gay literature. Challenging the stereotype that gay men are incapable of lasting, nurturing relationships, 15 long-term gay couples share slices of their own lives as they have lived them, giving you insight into their present relationships and discussing mates who have passed on. Full of triumphs over society and personal obstacles, Longtime Companions highlights a richly fulfilling alternative to the useless, no-future life of promiscuity and shows you the nurturing and inspiring power of monogamous gay male relationships.

We're Not Lost, We're Herep. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Casting for Couples: The Ones That Got Awayp. 10
Enter: Key West!p. 11
Come to the Cabaretp. 12
Then, a Sour Note (with Chorus)p. 14
The Monogamy Issuep. 17
Just One Thing Morep. 19
Marry Usp. 23
The Joint Accounts
The Ballad of Eddie and Scottp. 27
Park Bench to Foreverp. 41
Surviving the Curep. 41
Corroborative Testimonyp. 45
Loss of Sharing: The Bereavement Continuesp. 51
The Poems
Your Presence in Absentiap. 51
Arriving at Some Endp. 58
Final Actsp. 61
And so to Endurep. 62
Married--with Childrenp. 65
Okinawa Honeymoonp. 69
Across Boundariesp. 77
Growing Up Apartp. 77
Getting Togetherp. 78
A Walk on the Wild Sidep. 79
The Career-Path Yearsp. 80
The Movesp. 81
The Queen Cityp. 82
Lives Long Entwined: Comments (at Forty-Seven Years) on a Committed Relationshipp. 85
Life Doesn't Begin at Forty (but It Starts Getting Better)p. 85
The Stanford Startp. 89
Careers and Financesp. 97
Cultural Pursuits in Tandemp. 101
How Many Corners on a Globe?p. 108
Friends and Social Lifep. 112
Problems? Well, Al's Had Only One (but It's Been a Pip!)p. 117
The Retirement Projectp. 123
Codap. 127
Updatep. 129
Fraternity Brothersp. 143
A Long Road for Soul Matesp. 149
The Rise from Rascalsp. 159
Life in the Hollywood Hillsp. 159
Life As a Charleston Hustlerp. 160
Life Ever Sincep. 162
A Bond Strengthened by Griefp. 169
Opposites Attract: Enduring Clashes in Personality, Generation, and Culturep. 173
Together at the Barsp. 189
Dance to the Musicp. 193
Preludep. 193
The Hesitation Waltzp. 193
Grand Pas de Deuxp. 196
Fleshdancep. 198
Anniversary Waltzp. 201
The Tea Dance from Hellp. 203
The Court Ballp. 204
The Stagestruck Strutp. 205
The Tropical Two-Stepp. 207
The Phoenix Fandangop. 210
The Dance of Deathp. 212
Codap. 217
The Testosterone Tarantellap. 218
Going for the Goldp. 221
Fifty Years Later--The Dinner Party Speechp. 223
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ISBN: 9780789006417
ISBN-10: 0789006413
Series: Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 27th May 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1