Not Like Other Boys Growing Up Gay: A Mother and Son Look Back

Not Like Other Boys Growing Up Gay: A Mother and Son Look Back

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Not Like Other Boys Growing Up Gay: A Mother and Son Look Back by Marlene Fanta Shyer and Christopher Shyer 
1996, Hardcover 

In alternating voices, this frank memoir chronicles the long journey mother and son took from a relationship of concealment and shame about Chris's homosexuality to one of acceptance and love. Marlene and Chris tell the story of their parallel lives during the troubled years each of them kept silent about their suspicions, all the while yearning to reveal the truth. Their heroic emergence from the closet - a mire of emotional isolation and unnecessary pain - is a testament to our potential for emotional growth and our need for tolerant and supportive parenting.