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The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World, (Second Edition), by Alan Downs
Bisexual Married Men: Stories of Relationships, Acceptance, and Authenticity
by Robert Brooks Cohen
Out of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men's Lives by Walt Odets
Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight, A Psychiatrist's Own Story by Loren A. Olson M.D.
Coming True: Seeking Truth in Self Later in Life by William Brown LPC
The Making Gay History podcast mines Eric Marcus’s decades old audio archive of rare interviews — conducted for his award-winning oral history of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement — to create intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.
The Two Bi Guys podcast is a fantastic listen. It is a podcast about "fluid sexuality, gender, masculinity and femininity, intimacy, relationships and more -- hosted by two bi guys." Every man, gay, straight, bi or other can learn about their sexuality from this podcast.
The first season of the MATTACHINE podcast is an incredible story of the founding of the queer movement in the US. It begins in the 1920's and ends with the hunt for communists and homosexuals in the 1950's. The schism between gay culturists and gay integrationists of that period has echoes in today's LGBTQ+ movement. Season 2 is expected to tell the story of the movement up until the Stonewall riot of 1969.
I'm from Driftwood is a wonderful website with a large diversity of personal and empowering LGBT video stories. These personal stories can provide hope to men just exploring what it means to be gay or bisexual. These videos are posted on YouTube and the I'm From Driftwood website.
It Gets Better Project was first envisioned by Dan Savage and his husband as a way to combat LGBT teen suicide. For men coming to terms with their same sex attraction, these video stories are wonderful testaments to the full and happily lives that LGBT men and women can lead. Today there are thousands of videos posted on the website and on YouTube that give hope of a better future.
In early October 2014 Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, married with children, wrote to members of Adas Israel Congregation, in Northwest Washington and came out. His beautifully written letter about his struggles with his attraction to men was published along with an accompanying article in the Washington Post. His letter reflects much the same struggle many of us went through in our own lives.