The Velvet Rage

A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome it In The Velvet Rage, psychologist Alan Downs draws on his own struggle with shame and anger, contemporary ...

Author: Alan Downs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738215856

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome it In The Velvet Rage, psychologist Alan Downs draws on his own struggle with shame and anger, contemporary research, and stories from his patients to passionately describe the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.

The Velvet Rage Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man s World

Author: Alan Downs



Category: Coming out (Sexual orientation)

Page: 212

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Handbook of Evidence Based Mental Health Practice with Sexual and Gender Minorities

The velvet rage. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press. Dyar, C., Feinstein, B. A., Eaton,
N. R., & London, B. (2018). The mediating roles of rejection sensitivity and
proximal stress in the association between discrimination and internalizing
symptoms ...

Author: John E. Pachankis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190669306

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

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"This book provides important information to mental health clinicians about doing treatment with sexual and gender minorities, but following evidenced-based care. Evidenced-based practice is important because in mental health treatment, it is important for therapy to actually work. This book provides practical up-to-date information about adapting and using evidenced based treatments for sexual and gender minority clients"--


The Velvet Rage : Overcoming the pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's
World . Cambridge , MA : Da Capo Lifelong Books , 2006. 212pp . $ 14.95 ( p ) , $
23.00 ( h ) . The gay male world today is characterized by seductive beauty , artful




Category: Adolescence


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The Cabinet Maker and Art Furnisher

If rightly managed, it will not 0Uuer uiroiH provincialism, and I think the
Cottonopolis will be equal to the occasion if it comes about. The " velvet rage " is
still running in the matters of upholstery and furniture coverings. Some of our
furnishers ...




Category: Furniture industry and trade


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The Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice

... personal is political,” 194–195 The Souls of Black Folk, 18 The Velvet Glove,
208 The Velvet Rage, 213 The Web of Oppression, 383 thinking critical in IGD,
384 “good” described, 119 in Native American contexts, 119 Third World
feminisms, ...

Author: Phillip L. Hammack

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190667451

Category: Psychology

Page: 784

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The twentieth century witnessed not only the devastation of war, conflict, and injustice on a massive scale, but it also saw the emergence of social psychology as a discipline committed to addressing these and other social problems. In the 21st century, however, the promise of social psychology remains incomplete. We have witnessed the reprise of authoritarianism and the endurance of institutionalized forms of oppression such as sexism, racism, and heterosexism across the globe. Edited by Phillip L. Hammack, The Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice reorients social psychology toward the study of social injustice in real-world settings. The volume's contributing authors effectively span the borders between cultures and disciplines to better highlight new and emerging critical paradigms that interrogate the very real consequences of social injustice. United in their belief in the possibility of liberation from oppression, with this Handbook, Hammack and his contributors offer a stirring blueprint for a new, important kind of social psychology today.

From Sin to Amazing Grace

For example, the gay psychologist Alan Downs has written in The Velvet Rage
that unresolved shame is often at the core of the gay male experience. Although
we may attempt to avoid this shame. 1" Stuart, "Salvation/'89: “ Gen. 317-10.

Author: Patrick S. Cheng

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1596272392

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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A theologian discusses bridging the gap between the LGBTQ community and the fundamental oppression of traditional Christian doctrines. Throughout the history of Christianity, the LGBTQ community has been condemned as unrepentant sinners who are in dire need of God’s saving grace. As a result of this condemnation, they have been subjected to great spiritual, emotional and physical abuse and violence. This issue has taken on a particular urgency in light of the horrific string of suicides of young people who were subjected to harassment and bullying by their classmates because of their gender identities or sexual preferences. In From Sin to Amazing Grace, Cheng argues that people need to be liberated from the traditional thinking about sin as a violation of divine and natural laws in which grace is understood as the strength to refrain from violating such laws. He proposes a Christological model based upon the theologies of Irenaeus, Bonaventure, and Barth, in which sin and grace are defined in terms of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. This book will serve as a useful resource for all people who struggle to make sense of traditional Christian doctrines in the context of the twenty-first century.

Shoe and Leather Reporter

The only conclusion that can be detected from this , is , that when the velvet rage
strikes this city people who will wear these dresses will buy velvet shoes to match
. Of course in some cases buck will answer the purpose but in the majority of ...




Category: Boots


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On Brokeback Mountain

Behold the Man : The Hype and Selling of Male Beauty in Media and Culture .
Binghamton : Haworth , 1999 . Downs , Alan . The Velvet Rage : Overcoming the
Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World . Cambridge : Da Capo , 2006 .

Author: Eric Patterson


ISBN: 9780739121658

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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On Brokeback Mountain provides accessible, close, and comparative readings of the story and the film, discussing them in relation to the social history of sexual minority men in America. By analyzing the literary and artistic traditions of the homoerotic pastoral, the popular tradition of the Western, and the tradition of the tragic romantic love story, the book explores the American cultural construction of masculinity, friendship, and sexual relationships between men, and the sources and effects of homophobia.

The Advocate

STRAIGHT MAN'S WORLD " Dr. Downs writes with compassion and insight
about his own life as well as the lives of his friends and patients . Read this book
if you ...




Category: Gay liberation movement


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Human Diseases and Conditions

Sudbury , MA : Jones and Bartlett , 2006 . Emery , Alan E. M. Muscular Dystrophy
, 3rd ed . New York : Oxford University Press , 2008 . Downs , Alan . The Velvet
Rage : The Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World . Cambridge , MA ...

Author: Miranda Herbert Ferrara

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

ISBN: 9780684316017

Category: Diseases

Page: 1992

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This volume presents alphabetically arranged articles dealing with all kinds of diseases and disorders, from salmonellosis to zoonoses.

Talking Book Topics




Category: Talking books


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The Velvet Hand

Black blinding rage ; she could feel rage seize Hugo , shake him . She thought
tiredly that there was nothing odd about that . He was in love with Libby and
Libby had chosen another man . The queer thing was that Hugo met her eyes
and ...

Author: Helen Reilly



Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 220

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Harper s Bazaar

84 THE VELVET RAGE EVELYN HOFER • The little bit of velvet is everywhere
this seasonthe spice to almost everything nice . On this page , here it is again , in
seven young and very new shapes . 1. A peaked black velvet visor with a net ...




Category: Celebrities


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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells



Category: Bibliography, National


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The History of Pendennis

Kneel down and say charging him with taking my propyour prayers , sir , for by
the Lord you erty , and desired to examine his shall die . " trunks and his room . "
The Major's face glared with rageThe velvet cloak you ain't worn at his
adversary ...

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray




Page: 524

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The Velvet Promise

76 THE VELVET PROMISE relatives . Judith held her head high and refused to
let anyone see that tears were ... No one would have guessed the blind rage that
filled him . She was a bitch ! A conniving , masterful bitch ! All he could think was

Author: Jude Deveraux


ISBN: 9780671706722



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All of England rejoiced on her wedding day. But Judith vowed that her husband would get only what he took from her! At the flower-bedecked altar, the first touch of their hands ignited an all-consuming passion. Gavin Montgomery looked deep into her golden eyes and burned with desire for her...but his heart had been pledged to another. Humiliated and alone in a strange castle, Judith resolved to hate this husband who took her body, but rejected her love...never admitting her fear of losing him. But destiny held another fate for Judith...a fate that would keep at last,.".The Velvet Promise."

The Velvet Doublet

Ministry of Affairs of the Indies , prepared a privy inquiry into the viceroy ' s
conduct and this cabal was discovered , and Columbus suffered his judgment
into an insane rage and imprisoned the accountant and hanged one of the
conspirators .

Author: James Street




Page: 373

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The Velvet Touch

She watched the dark head and the feathering arms cleaving through deeper
water , and then expelled a long breath of rage . How dared hel Of all the
insufferable , arrogant , infuriating males she'd ever met this one took the palm !

Author: Margery Hilton

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 9780373707973


Page: 187

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The Velvet Glove

... every day that you can catch a Bishop out ! Don ' t be angry with him , Bishop !
You know , The anger of man worketh not the justice of God ! BISHOP GREGORY
. [ Still in a cold rage . ] I assure you that I am not angry . MONSIGNOR BURKE .

Author: Rosemary Casey



Category: American drama

Page: 126

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