Coming Out Through Fire : Surviving the Trauma of Homophobia

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Ellen DeGeneres and other public figures have broadened mainstream understanding and acceptance of homosexuality. But in churches across the United States, lesbians and gays are condemned to hell or are considered sinners "beyond repair." They encounter people who are homophobic, and these recurring rejections cause serious psychological and spiritual side effects.

Coming Out through Fire takes an intimate look at the trauma of being lesbian, gay, or bisexual in a heterosexual world. Discussing the trials that these persons endure every day, Leanne Tigert examines the church, the effects of HIV and AIDS, and family issues -- and provides hope by offering a "new life" that will allow recovery from the trauma inflicted by church and society.

Publication Date: 
January 1, 1998