Straight Jacket Overcoming Society's Legacy of Gay Shame

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Publisher's Synopsis

'This is an essential read for every gay person on the planet' - Elton John
'A really brilliant and moving read for everybody, especially LGBTQI+ people' - Olly Alexander, star of It's A Sin

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.

WINNER BOYZ BEST LGBT BOOK 2017
SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI BOOK PRIZE 2017

'Insightful, inclusive, clever and engaging' - Jeremy Langmead
'Utterly brilliant' - The Guardian

Book information

ISBN: 9780552778404
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Black Swan
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.7662
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 382
Weight: 272g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 25mm