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Eminent Outlaws: Charles Silverstein (born April 23, 1935)

Dr. Charles Silverstein (born 1935) is an American writer, therapist and gay activist. Dr. Silverstein is a licensed psychologist in the states of New York and New Jersey, and a national leader in providing non-judgmental psychotherapy for men and women. He is a frequent lecturer at conventions on both the state and national levels, author of eight books and many professional papers, and has received many awards from the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Foundation. He maintains a private practice in New York City and supervises early career therapists at the Institute for Human Identity.

His essays and professional papers have been published widely in journals and anthologies. He is the founding director of the Institute for Human Identity and Identity House in New York City. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Homosexuality. He is a member of American Psychological Association and was elevated to Fellow in 1987. He is also a Member of Division 44 of the APA (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues), the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), and the Committee on Ethical Practices of NYSPA.

Charles Silverstein's works include: For the Ferryman: A Personal History, The Initial Psychotherapy Interview: A Gay Man Seeks Treatment, A Family Matter: A Parents' Guide to Homosexuality, Man to Man: Gay Couples in America, Gays, Lesbians and Their Therapists: Studies in Psychotherapy, The Joy of Gay Sex, co-authored with Edmund White, The New Joy of Gay Sex, co-authored with Felice Picano

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Silverstein
If you want to learn what gay men do in bed, The Joy of Gay Sex – Charles Silverstein & Felice Picano is the book. --Cat Grant
Further Readings:

For the Ferryman by Charles Silverstein
Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: Chelsea Station Editions (October 13, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983285128
ISBN-13: 978-0983285120
Amazon: For the Ferryman

A memoir from the noted psychologist and co-author of The Joy of Gay Sex about the author's activism on gay issues in the medical and psychiatry professions and his personal relationship with a younger man and his partner's decline into addictions.

The Joy of Gay Sex, Revised & Expanded Third Edition by Charles Silverstein & Felice Picano
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 3 Rev Exp edition (May 4, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060012749
ISBN-13: 978-0060012748
Amazon: The Joy of Gay Sex, Revised & Expanded Third Edition

For a new century and a new generation of readers comes a fully revised and expanded edition of a classic guide to gay sex, love, and life.

Invaluable as a sex guide, a resource on building self-esteem, and a trusted aid for coming out of the closet, The Joy of Gay Sex covers the ins and outs of gay life alphabetically from "anus" to "wrestling." Noted psychologist Dr. Charles Silverstein has collaborated once again with critically acclaimed novelist Felice Picano on this third edition, updating every single entry and adding nearly thirty new entries. The authors provide positive and responsible advice on safe sex in all its varieties; on emotional and relationship-oriented issues such as long-term couples, loneliness, and growing older; and on scores of diverse topics ranging from spirituality to online dating. With fifty new line drawings by acclaimed illustrator Joseph Phillips, this landmark reference is a necessary addition to every gay man's bookshelf.
Tags: author: charles silverstein, eminent outlaws, gay classics, persistent voices
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