Winner of Randy Shilts Award In the half century before the Nazis rose to power, Berlin became the undisputed gay capital of the world. Activists and medical professionals made it a city of firsts-the first gay journal, the first homosexual rights organization, the first Institute for Sexual Science, the first sex reassignment surgeries-exploring and educating themselves and the rest of the world about new ways of understanding the human condition. In this fascinating examination of how the uninhibited urban culture of Berlin helped create our categories of sexual orientation and gender identity, Robert Beachy guides readers through the past events and developments that continue to shape and influence our thinking about sex and gender to this day.
The powerful, dramatic story of how a successful Hollywood set designer whose identity was deeply rooted in his homosexuality came to be suddenly and utterly transformed by the power of the gospel. When Becket Cook moved from Dallas to Los Angeles after college, he discovered a socially progressive, liberal town that embraced not only his creative side but also his homosexuality. He devoted his time to growing his career as a successful set designer and to finding ´´the one´´ man who would fill his heart. As a gay man in the entertainment industry, Cook centered his life around celebrity-filled Hollywood parties and traveled to society hot-spots around the world--until a chance encounter with a pastor at an LA coffee shop one morning changed everything. In A Change of Affection , Becket Cook shares his testimony as someone who was transformed by the power of the gospel. Cook´s dramatic conversion to Christianity and subsequent seminary training inform his views on homosexuality--personally, biblically, theologically, and culturally--and in his new book he educates Christians on how to better understand this complex and controversial issue while revealing how to lovingly engage with those who disagree. A Change of Affection is a timely and indispensable resource for anyone who desires to understand more fully one of the most common and difficult stumbling blocks to faithfully following Christ today.
Arthritis and Related Affections:Clinic, Pathology, and Treatment. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993 Arnold Soren
Clichés are overrated, and loving the boy next door may not be as genuine as the love Flynn sacrifices along the way. Knowing he´s gay and acting on it were two separate notions to Flynn Brewer until he´d met Keith, his first boyfriend, in high school. Before then, being gay wasn´t as real as the pain of living day-to-day. Flynn´s fear of coming out to his religious best friend, Zach, in their conservative community destroyed his relationship with Keith, but Flynn rationalized his avoidance and bottled up the truth until it was regrettably too late. Zachary Mitchell was the perfect son and role model as far as the outside world could tell. Active in his church while attending college, Zach had a personality that could sell anything, do anything, or be anything. Except, he couldn´t sell the truth to himself. Just when he was ready to reveal his internal conflict to Flynn and expose the darkness lurking in his heart, and in his ´´perfect´´ family, Zach met a girl and got sucked deeper into his chasm of deception. Caught in a living Newton´s cradle of his own design, Flynn must choose between idealistic childhood fantasy and a tempestuous passion that could ignite the very air he breathes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050585/bk_acx0_050585_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An elaboration of some of David Leavitt´s early stories, Equal Affections - his second novel - is about the family of a woman, Louise Cooper, who is dying of cancer. The family has other problems: Nat, Louise´s husband, is having an affair; her daughter April, a lesbian with a thriving career as a singer, finds herself pregnant; and her son, Danny, also gay, is worried about his lover´s commitment to him. Leavitt´s novel is a rich delineation of family life in all its complexity at the end of the 20th-century. As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of David Leavitt´s book, you´ll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview that begins when the audiobook ends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Torren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000861/bk_adbl_000861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.