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Book – ‘The Complete Guide to Gay Life for New Explorers’

71LxwI3MXYL__SL1000_Coming out in 1996 wasn’t easy for author Michael Ryan. There were few resources available to help him through this time. Now working as a counsellor and psychotherapist, Ryan works with gay clients daily. Seeing their struggles inspired Ryan to put together a book to guide them through a time when they might feel isolated.

Ryan says that many gay people struggle alone while accepting their sexual orientation. Observing these struggles inspired Ryan to write a book to guide these individuals through this potentially isolating time. “The Complete Guide to Gay Life for New Explorers: The Definitive ‘Coming Out’ Book” (published by AuthorHouse UK) is written to answer questions and ease the mind of those struggling to accept that they are gay.

Suitable for ages 14 and over, the book is aimed at helping the person who is gay as well as their family, friends, supporters and professionals. Within its pages are over 200 questions and answers about how to accept being gay, how to support a gay individual, what gay life is like and what the terms and phrases used in the gay community mean. There is also a section on how to remain safe and healthy in gay relationships.

An excerpt from “The Complete Guide to Gay Life for New Explorers”:

“There is nothing wrong with you. You are not abnormal or odd or ill. You are just gay. This is not something that you have chosen. You may need a bit of time to accept this. You may not have thought you would be this way, and at first you may not want to accept it, but if you continue reading, you’ll discover that being gay is just a part of you and not the whole of who you are. Remember, you have done nothing wrong, you are perfectly normal, and you can be happy being gay.”

“The Complete Guide to Gay Life for New Explorers”    By Michael Ryan

Available at Amazon