By Audrey Borden
The heritage of homosexual humans in Alcoholics Anonymous records and honors the methods millions of LGBT people have carried Alcoholics nameless' message. This illuminating chronicle comprises interviews and records that aspect the compelling heritage, restoration, and knowledge of homosexual humans in AA. The book examines the challenges AA confronted because the fellowship endeavored to turn into a extra inclusive and cohesive group. The first-person money owed narrate the real paintings of influential homosexual and directly AA participants that led key occasions in AA’s heritage. the writer contains fabric at the steps and traditions of AA, and on turning into an best friend to LGBT humans at the highway to recovery.
Topics in The heritage of homosexual humans in Alcoholics Anonymous contain:
- the homosexual origins of AA’s 3rd Tradition
- a comparability of remedies for alcoholism and homosexuality
- compelling graphics of sober homosexual existence within the Fifties and 1960s
- the debate in AA over conferences for homosexual alcoholics
- interviews with contributors and co-founders of the 1st homosexual AA meetings
- the background of the 1st homosexual AA/Al-Anon conference
- interviews with pioneering homosexual dependancy professionals
- the historical past of AA pamphlet “AA and the Gay/Lesbian Alcoholic”
- Alcoholics jointly, and why a parallel AA association for homosexual alcoholics shaped in southern California
- strategies AA’s homosexual individuals built to make their conferences concurrently secure and public—and why a few of them are nonetheless worthy today
- much extra
The historical past of homosexual humans in Alcoholics Anonymous is an enlightening e-book for participants of the LGBT and heterosexual getting better neighborhood, alcoholism and dependancy pros, to boot as physicians, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social employees, clergy, historians, sociologists, educators, students, and somebody drawn to studying extra approximately AA or this element of the community’s history.