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Gay Recovery Book Club
Sun February 26, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
Julian, who organizes the LGBT SMART Mtg on Friday nights is organizing a limited series book club covering the book “Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society’s Legacy of Gay Shame” by Matthew Todd. The purpose of the book club is to build connections between participants and facilitate deeper supportive conversations.
The book club is open to members of the LGBT community. We’ll cover roughly 1 chapter per week starting on 2/26. Please have Chapter 1 read before the first meeting.
About the Book from the back cover:
“Straight Jacket is a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks beneath the shiny facade of contemporary gay culture and asks if gay people are as happy as they could be – and if not, why not?
Meticulously researched, courageous and life-affirming, Straight Jacket offers invaluable practical advice on how to overcome a range of difficult issues. It also recognizes that this is a watershed moment, a piercing wake-up-call-to-arms for the gay and wider community to acknowledge the importance of supporting all young people – and helping older people to transform their experience and finally get the lives they really want.”
Here is an interview with the author discussing the book, which is a part-memoir, part-revolutionary guide for the LGBT community on how to build happy, secure lives and relationships. (https://youtu.be/_lwPCPqhs-U)
Meeting ID: 812 4130 0267