Table of contents for Outing yourself : how to come out as lesbian or gay to your family, friends, and coworkers / Michelangelo Signorile ; [foreword by Betty Berzon].


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Contents

Preface

Foreword by Betty Berzon, Ph.D.

Introduction

PART I OUTING YOURSELF TO YOURSELF

Step 1. Identifying Yourself

Step 2. Recognizing Self-Loathing and Creating Self-Respect

Step 3. Learning the Truth About Being Gay

PART II OUTING YOURSELF TO OTHER GAY PEOPLE

Step 4. Meeting Other Gay People

Step 5. Developing a Family of Friends

PART III OUTING YOURSELF TO YOUR STRAIGHT FRIENDS

Step 6. Telling Your Best Friend

Step 7. Coming Out to Other Friends

PART IV OUTING YOURSELF TO YOUR FAMILY

Step 8. That First Talk

Step 9. Keeping the Discussion Going

Step 10. Bringing Home Your Gay Friends and Partners

PART V OUTING YOURSELF TO YOUR COWORKERS

Step 11. Understanding and Assessing the Sexual Nature of the Workplace

Step 12. Letting Coworkers Find Out

PART VI COMING OUT EVERY DAY

Step 13. Helping Others to Come Out

Step 14. Not Thinking About It at All

Acknowledgments




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Coming out (Sexual orientation) -- United States.
Gay men -- United States -- Family relationships.
Lesbians -- United States -- Family relationships.
Gay men -- United States -- Social conditions.
Lesbians -- United States -- Social conditions.