How would you react if your brother or sister came out to you?
I'm proud to have been the first to know.
My conservative upbringing contributed to the notion that John’s behavior was sinful. The first thought I had about it was that my brother had somehow been misdirected, involving himself in the wrong crowd. How could he be gay? I was convinced we all had to help him overcome this problem. I equated being gay with having a mental disorder and thought maybe we should send him to a therapist.
I love Beth very much. I am proud of her, thankful for her, and can’t imagine life without her.
In this first-of-its-kind book, Andrew Gottlieb, the author of Out of the Twilight: Fathers of Gay Men Speak and Sons Talk About Their Gay Fathers: Life Curves, continues his landmark exploration at the intersection of sexuality and family studies. Here he turns his thoughtful gaze to the powerful bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood to address questions such as:
|I was the first to know||p. 13|
|Missing pieces||p. 17|
|A farmer's daughter||p. 25|
|There and back||p. 31|
|Like my brother||p. 37|
|A lesson learned||p. 41|
|More than family||p. 49|
|A road less traveled||p. 55|
|Sara and I||p. 65|
|Speak no evil||p. 75|
|My sister's closet||p. 83|
|Knowing Sheila||p. 87|
|The older kids||p. 91|
|Look what you've done to me||p. 95|
|Common threads||p. 101|
|The puzzle||p. 123|
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Series: Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 29th November 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.18 x 16.36 x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1