The Complete Guide to Gay Life for New Explorers

The Definitive “Coming Out” Book

by Michael Ryan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/27/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781496990129
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781496990037
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781496990136

About the Book

Q I think I’m gay, what do I do? Q Who can I talk to about being gay? Q What do all the terms within the Gay Community mean? Q As a parent, how can I best support my gay child? This book has the answer to these and two hundred other questions to help you understand what life is like for a gay person and how to make the most of that life. If you are gay or think you might be gay or if you are someone who needs to understand the world of a gay person, then this book is for you. It covers many of the questions gay people have in relation to this new discovery and questions their family and friends might ask. It also answers questions about gay culture and gay relationships and gives tips and hints for staying healthy and safe. The content is deemed to be suitable for people aged fourteen and over. Michael Ryan is a counsellor and psychotherapist who is also gay. He has worked with hundreds of gay people. He wrote this book because he needed a resource to give to students, clients and their supporters to help them in their personal discovery about being gay, or how best to support someone else who is gay. “It’s basically a Gay mini-encyclopedia” – David (17) “Exactly the book I needed to explain to me what being gay is all about” – Lauren (14) “The perfect resource for parents who have a gay child” – Claire (Parent)

About the Author

Michael Ryan was born in Ireland. He is a counsellor and psychotherapist in Dublin, Ireland. He works with children and teenagers in schools and with adults in his private practice. He is an active member of the gay community and the LGBT movement. He came out as being gay to his family and friends when he was twenty-seven years old. He is also a human rights activist and volunteers with national and international charities and community groups at the board and grassroots levels. He has been involved in radio shows on human rights issues as a producer, researcher, and presenter and regularly features in mainstream media to comment on LGBT and human rights issues. He wrote The Complete Guide to Gay Life for New Explorers to help gay people come to terms with their sexuality early in their discovery process to perhaps save them from some of the pain and isolation he felt while he needlessly carried around his secret. He has been with his partner, Gavin, since 1998.