A Family and Friend's Guide to Sexual Orientation helps individuals and families to bridge the divide between gay and straight, to heal wounds that often accompany individuals and families' negative feelings about lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered persons. Consisting of thirty stories by individuals who have come to accept and embrace their own sexuality, twelve of the stories are by heterosexuals who, in addition to talking about their own sexuality, speak of the homosexuality of a loved one. The book also includes five personal stories from two families.

chapter 1|12 pages

Getting Started

The Road from the closet Door to the Magic Line

chapter 2|69 pages

Gaining Acceptance

Stories of Families and Friends

chapter 3|71 pages

Gaining Knowledge

Stories of A Diverse Community

chapter 4|67 pages

Deepening Knowledge

Stories from the Workplace and Stories of Spiritual and Religious Development

chapter 5|11 pages

Taking Action

101 Steps on the Road to Acceptance

chapter 6|38 pages

Using Resources

Tools for the Trip