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Pathfinder: Developing a Male Gay Identity

Steven D. Harsin (Extension Librarian at the Arrowhead Library System, Virginia, Minnesota)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Article publication date: 1 April 1992



Most young men who are homosexual are not raised in an environment in which homosexual development is even recognized, much less encouraged. It is not unusual for men who have recently identified themselves as gay to not have any idea what being gay is all about. It is common, even typical, for the gay male to “come out” during his late teens or early twenties and to begin both exploring his sexuality and developing a sense of what it means to be gay. There are many resources available which will be of great use to the newly “out” gay male. The resources in this guide may also be of interest to other gay men, but the purpose of the pathfinder as it has been constructed is to provide a strategy for:


Harsin, S.D. (1992), "Pathfinder: Developing a Male Gay Identity", Collection Building, Vol. 11 No. 4, pp. 31-36.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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