On the Meaning of Friendship Between Gay Men takes readers beyond a traditional exploration of gay sexuality and romantic relationships, into the realm of recognizing the importance of friendship to gay men.
Table of Contents
About the Editor. Contributors. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Andrew R. Gottlieb. I: TOWARD A DEFINITION OF GAY MALE FRIENDSHIP. 1. Why “Friendship” Works—and Doesn’t. Frederick S. Roden. II: ON FRIENDSHIP AND MENTORSHIP. 2. 715 Willey Street. Jeff Mann. 3. Time and Tide. Marc E. Vargo. 4. The Grounds On Which We Met: Friendship and the Possible. Ed Madden. III: ON FRIENDSHIP AND THE GROUP. 5. Larry, Me, and The Family. Neil Kaminsky. 6. Circuitries of Friendship: Camaraderie and Collectivity on the Gay Dance Floor. Vincent A. Lankewish. IV: ON FRIENDSHIP AND SEXUALITY. 7. A Towel and a TV. Michael E. Thomas II. 8. More Was Better: Sex with Friends. Chris Packard. 9. The Crossing. E. M. Kahn. 10. The Country Club. Michael E. Thomas II. V: ON FRIENDSHIP AND SPIRITUALITY 11. Soul Friend. Thomas Lawrence Long. VI: ON FRIENDSHIP AND BEING ALONE. 12. A String Theory of Friendship. Jay Quinn. 13. Not Quite There. Felice Picano. 14. The Absence: Living Everyday Life Without Gay Male Friends. Eric Aoki. VII: ON FRIENDSHIP AND SURVIVAL. 15. Friends: When Are They Necessary? Jeffrey Dudgeon. 16. Notes from the Apocalypse: A Week with Katrina. Marc E. Vargo. VIII: ON FRIENDSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP. 17. Subject: Friendship. Dan Martin and Michael Biello.
Andrew R. Gottlieb, is a clinical supervisor at the Corona Elmhurst Guidance Center in Jackson Heights, New York and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in downtown Brooklyn. He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of GLBT Family Studies. His previous works include Out of the Twilight: Fathers of Gay Men Speak (2000), Sons Talk About Their Gay Fathers: Life Curves (2003), Side by Side: On Having a Gay or Lesbian Sibling (2005), and (with Jerry J. Bigner) Interventions with Families of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People: From the Inside Out (2006), all Haworth Press books. Visit his Web site at: www.andrewrgottlieb.com.