The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous: From the by Audrey Borden

By Audrey Borden

The historical past of homosexual humans in Alcoholics Anonymous records and honors the methods hundreds of thousands of LGBT people have carried Alcoholics nameless' message. This illuminating chronicle contains interviews and files 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 develop into a extra inclusive and cohesive group. The first-person debts narrate the real paintings of influential homosexual and directly AA contributors that led key occasions in AA’s heritage. the writer comprises fabric at the steps and traditions of AA, and on changing into an best friend to LGBT humans at the highway to recovery.

Topics in The heritage of homosexual humans in Alcoholics Anonymous comprise:

  • the homosexual origins of AA’s 3rd Tradition

  • a comparability of remedies for alcoholism and homosexuality

  • compelling photos of sober homosexual existence within the Nineteen Fifties and 1960s

  • the debate in AA over conferences for homosexual alcoholics

  • interviews with participants and co-founders of the 1st homosexual AA meetings

  • the historical past of the 1st homosexual AA/Al-Anon conference

  • interviews with pioneering homosexual habit professionals

  • the heritage 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 constructed to make their conferences concurrently secure and public—and why a few of them are nonetheless priceless today

  • much extra
The historical past of homosexual humans in Alcoholics Anonymous is an enlightening publication for contributors of the LGBT and heterosexual convalescing group, alcoholism and habit pros, to boot as physicians, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social staff, clergy, historians, sociologists, educators, students, and someone drawn to studying extra approximately AA or this point of the community’s history.

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