The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous: From the Beginning (Haworth Series in Family and Consumer Issues in Health).
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Routledge (12 Oct. 2007)
By: Audrey Borden (Author)
The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous documents and honors the ways thousands of LGBT people :have carried Alcoholics Anonymous' message. This illuminating chronicle includes interviews :and documents that detail the compelling history, recovery, and wisdom of gay people in AA. The book :examines the :challenges AA faced as the fellowship endeavored to become a more inclusive and cohesive community. The first-person accounts narrate the important work of influential gay and straight AA members that led key events in AA’:s history. The author includes material on the steps and traditions of AA, and :on becoming an ally to LGBT people on the road to recovery.
Topics in The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous include:
- the gay origins of AA’:s Third Tradition
- a comparison of treatments for alcoholism and homosexuality
- compelling portraits of sober gay life in the 1950s and 1960s
- the debate in AA over meetings for gay alcoholics
- interviews with members and co-founders of the first gay AA meetings
- the history of the first gay AA/Al-Anon conference
- interviews with pioneering gay addiction professionals
- the history of AA pamphlet “:AA and the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic”:
- Alcoholics Together, and why a parallel AA organization for gay alcoholics formed in southern California
- strategies AA’:s gay members developed to make their meetings simultaneously safe and public―:and why some of them are still necessary today
- much more
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