Coming Out Within: Stages of Spiritual Awakening for Lesbians and Gay Men. Craig O'Neill and Kathleen Ritter

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Loss--feeling unacceptable to family, church, or workplace; losing loved ones to AIDS; being despised by segments of society--is universal among lesbians and gay men. Using an eight-phase model illustrated with real case histories, the authors explore loss as a catalyst for growth and personal and spiritual transformation.