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Author Borden, Audrey.

Title The history of gay people in Alcoholics Anonymous : from the beginning / Audry Borden
Published New York : Haworth Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 286 pages)
Series Haworth series in family and consumer issues in health
Haworth series in family and consumer issues in health.
Contents The recovering gay community -- Barry L. and the gay origins of AA's third tradition -- Alcoholism and homosexuality : a brief history of treatment -- Five views of sober gay life in the 1950s and 1960s -- Finding AA : groups, directories, and the first gay AA meeting -- Printer's ink : a conversation with Nancy T. -- Special purpose groups and the debate over meetings for gay alcoholics in AA -- Washington, DC -- New York -- New Jersey -- We never looked back : a conversation with NALGAP cofounders Drs. Dana Finnegan and Emily Mcnally -- San Francisco -- AA's pamphlet for lesbian and gay alcoholics -- The home front -- On our way : a conversation with Lillene Fifield -- Pass it on -- Side by side in Southern California : alcoholics together -- A few conclusions (and mysteries solved) -- App. A. The steps and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous -- App. B. List of narrators -- App. C. Becoming an ally
Summary "Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for gay people convene regularly in more than 60 cities in the United States and in 20 countries worldwide. Thousands of LGBT people have changed their lives for the better using the principles of AA. The History of Gay People In Alcoholics Anonymous documents and honors the ways they have carried AA's message. This illuminating chronicle presents interviews, transcripts of recordings, and documents that detail the compelling history, recovery, and wisdom of gay people in AA."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Alcoholics Anonymous -- History.
Alcoholics Anonymous.
Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Gays -- Alcohol use -- United States -- History.
Recovering alcoholics -- United States
Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation.
Gays -- Alcohol use.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Recovering alcoholics.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317954726