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- DescriptionThe History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anymous documents and hors the ways thousands of LGBT people have carried Alcoholics Anymous' 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 Anymous 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-An 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 The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anymous is an enlightening book for members of the LGBT and heterosexual recovering community, alcoholism and addiction professionals, as well as physicians, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, clergy, historians, sociologists, educators, students, and anyone interested in learning more about AA or this aspect of the community's history.
- Author BiographyAudrey Borden has been involved with the recovering community in the San Francisco Bay Area since the early 1980s. She has a Bachelor's degree in Geography from Portland State University in Oregon, and has been writing professionally since 1983. She lives with her family in Marin County, California.
- Author(s)Audrey Borden
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Inc
- Date of Publication12/10/2007
- SubjectCoping with Problems & Illness
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRoutledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight453 g
- Width156 mm
- Height219 mm
- Spine20 mm
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