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    Scared Straight
    Why It’s So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It’s So Hard to Be Human

    by Robert N. Minor

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    • Language: english
    • ISBN: 9780970958105 (0970958102)
    • Awards: Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) Nominee for Gay/Lesbian (Finalist) (2002)
    • Genres: queer, lgbt, sociology
    • Format: paperback, 220 pages
    • Author: Robert N. Minor
    • Release date: June 1, 2001
    • Publisher: Humanityworks

    About The Book

    From the criticism of our universities as purveyors of hopelessness to the

    dynamics of “getting laid,” Scared Straight is an eye-opening and

    penetrating analysis of U.S. culture, explaining why accepting the full

    humanity of gay people divides people and organizations.

    Dr. Minor shows how homophobia and discrimination against transgendered and

    bisexual people and lesbians and gay men is a major ingredient in our way of

    defining the world. Without sparing any of our cultural institutions, Scared

    Straight identifies our culture as fear-based and in denial. Like software

    installed in a computer, our system’s messages install a “straight role” in

    us which actually has little, if anything, to do with sexual orientation. In

    the end it has little to do with religion, tradition, or the Bible, and

    everything to do with maintaining quite limiting definitions of a “human

    being,” a “real man” and a “real woman.”

    People of all sexual orientations are hurt by being “straight,” torn from

    their full human potential, and squeezed into the molds which support our

    dominant institutions. Human relationships with either sex are incomplete

    and unfulfilling. Chapters on “How to Be Straight” and “How to Be Gay”

    describe the roles straight and gay people are conditioned to live in order

    to maintain this status quo. Yet, not content to merely identify the problem

    and its depth, in the final chapter Dr. Minor describes the dual elements of

    healing that this cultural disease requires.

    One reader said of the final chapter: “This is the most empowering piece on

    activism that I have ever read.”

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