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Growth in freedom for the parents of gay and lesbian chilren.
“Hey mum. I’m gay, you know!”, “Yes, darling. I know” Joan vividly recalls the moment her son, Martin, “came out”.
“When I was about fifteen, my mother said she would rather her sons dropped dead right there and then that grow up to be queer….. I could never bring myself to tell her who I was” Gay celibate Catholic priest, Peter Wood, MSC, remembers his own experience as the “different one” in his family.
No reader will fail to be moved and informed by this lively and revealing conversation between Joan Golding and Peter Wood as they tell their own life stories and discuss the unique issues confronting the parents and families of gay and lesbian children.
“Coming Out, Coming Home… relates to average people who find themselves in the centre of a different place to their hopes as both parents and children. It is not a book with neat answers and black and white positions. The only ground rules for the responses of those two people are integrity, grace and love”
Joan Golding OAM is a volunteer worker with Victorian AIDS council CAPE (Churches AIDS Pastoral Care and Education Program) and the Victorian Department of Human Services. She nursed her son Martin for three years prior to his death from AIDS in 1989. For the past six years Joan has been counselling the families and friends of those living with HIV/AIDS. On Australia Day 1994 she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her work
Peter Wood MSC was born in Melbourne in 1941. He graduated in Architecture form Melbourne University in 1965 and worked internationally before entering St. Paul’s National Seminary. He was ordained in 1981. He studied AIDS ministry in the USA and established Catholic AIDS Ministry in Melbourne in 1991. He currently works in AIDS Pastoral Care and Education in the Northern Territory. He has published articles on spirituality and AIDS, gay spirituality and reconciliation in Australia
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