Sunday, August 01, 2010

New book offers a modern perspective on coming 'out of the closet'

It's Not About You: Understanding Coming Out & Self-Acceptance By Marc Adams is a practical guide for family and friends of those coming out as well as teachers, social workers and counselors. "The purpose of this book is to educate those interacting with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people not only about the impact of their reactions but to provide a path to correcting an inappropriate reaction," says Adams. "Coming out is a gift of honesty and this book lights the way to accepting that gift and maintaining relationships based on love. Readers at every place in their journey will find something new here." The book includes a guide for those coming out on how to live life courageously, confidently and consistently. "I was inspired to write this book after spending the past 14 years interacting with other gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and discussing coming out experiences and the disclosure reactions of their families and friends," Adams continues. "While the past decade has brought a little improvement in disclosure reactions, there is a serious need for a modern perspective to guide those on the receiving end of a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person's honesty as well as encouragement for those taking the step to live their lives honestly."

For more information and to purchase the book click here.