These books are designed to help a wide variety of sexual/gender minorities live truer to themselves--in whatever way feels authentic and healthy to them--and live positively while managing differences, prejudice, and loss.
These books are for anyone, conservatives to liberals, who wants to learn updated ideas and skills about sexuality, gender, race/ethnicity, faith/purpose in life, emotional heath, and/or relationships.
The four books of the LGBTQIA+ Peacemaking Book Project are (a) two ideas-based guidebooks published by Rowman & Littlefield and (b) two skills-based electronic-books self-published as e-chapters so that readers can choose which topics are most interesting and important to them.
These books are designed to empower readers who are dealing with minority stress and stigma with research-based ideas and skills to reduce self-shame, deal better with rejection and trauma, and facilitate self-determination.
Each book will be overseen by 5-9 coeditors, each chosen for their unique differing expertise. Each chapter will be coauthored by 6-12 coauthors who also hold differing, sometimes opposing, viewpoints about the chapter’s topic. About 150 coauthors have committed to this project.
Rather than taking sides, coauthors will seek common ground, collaborate, and dialogue to provide checks-and-balance and develop a more comprehensive viewpoint of what increases the health of LGBTQIA+ individuals.
Please come back in late Summer for list.
These bios will include coeditors'/coauthors' (a) reasons/purpose/hopes to participate in this book project and in their particular chapter, (b) expertise/experiences they bring to this chapter/topic, and (c) personal and/or professional information that will help their coauthors and readers know them and their viewpoint.
This book project is a social experiment of hope to reduce the historical and current polarization, misunderstanding, and harm that occur around sexual/gender diversity.
Especially in these divisive political times, we hope these books can be an inspiration for other projects.
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