CRISIS: 40 STORIES REVEALING THE PERSONAL, SOCIAL, AND RELIGIOUS PAIN AND TRAUMA OF GROWING UP GAY IN AMERICA

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Martina Navratilova ix
  • Preface: Why This Book? xiii
  • Stats I Wish I Didnít Have to Share xix
  • Introduction: All I Ask Is Your Compassion xxi
  • A Note on Language xxvii

    Part 1: Religious Discrimination 1

  • Introduction by Dan Karslake 3
  • Rev. Irene Monroe 7
  • Rev. Dr. Mel White 15
  • The Right Reverend Gene Robinson 25
  • Bruce Bastian 31
  • H. Alexander Robinson 37
  • Ari Gold 45
  • Rodney Powell 53
  • Jody Huckaby 61
  • Matt Comer 69
  • Jared Horsford 75
  • Jarrod Parker 83
  • An Evangelical Christian Apologizes by Brent Childers 91

    Part 2: Family and Community Rejection 97

  • Introduction by Charles Robbins 99
  • Richard Chamberlain 105
  • Mitchell Gold 111
  • Jorge Valencia 119
  • Nate Berkus 127
  • James McGreevey 135
  • Howard Bragman 143
  • Candace Gingrich 149
  • Bob Witeck 155
  • Donna Red Wing 163
  • Jim Hormel 171
  • Brandon Rolph Kneefel 179
  • Robert Wrasse 185

    Part 3: School and Social Discrimination 191

  • Introduction by Kevin Jennings 193
  • Alec Mapa 199
  • Neil Giuliano 205
  • Brian Graden 211
  • Joe Solmonese 219
  • Bob Williams 225
  • Jacob Breslow 231
  • Katie Batza 239
  • Tony Meyer 247
  • Julia Brindisi 253

    Part 4: In the Workplace 257

  • Introduction by Lane Hudson 259
  • Billy Bean 263
  • Barney Frank 271
  • John Amaechi 279
  • Tammy Baldwin 287
  • Hilary Rosen 295

    Part 5: What I Know Now : On Losing a Child 299

  • Mary Lou Wallner 301
  • Elke Kennedy 307

    Part 6: The Sin Question 313

  • Looking to the Past for the Future 315
  • Homosexuality Is Not a Sin by Jimmy Creech 321
  • Homosexuality, the Bible, and Us by Rev. Dr. H. Stephen Shoemaker 325

    Part 7: Exposť: A Silent Epidemic of Depression, Isolation, and Fear 335

  • The Untold Story 337
  • Resources 349
  • Organizations to Call 351
  • Organizations Not to Call 361
  • What Is Reparative Therapy? 363

  • Acknowledgments 367

  • Photo Credits 370