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Celebrating Gay Manhood
What Participants Are Saying
​"I deepened my understanding of the masculine qualities I possess and their value. I now see with more clarity the path ahead for me. I will be more aware of opportunities to develop and share my gifts and more aware of the heartfelt joy I am capable of."

                 --Jeff H.

"The great shift for me was to recognize that I embody all the qualities of manhood I had given over to other men. I recognize my gifts as a gay man and how important they are for me to exhibit in my community, for my community."

                 --Gary D.

"Celebrating Gay Manhood opened up and deepened my understanding of authentic manhood and how well I already embody it. I have greater resources to do the personal work I need to do--liberating my fierceness and desire."

                 --Peter J.

​"The key for me is recognizing the gifts that I already manifest. I've held back aspects of myself based on false expectations of what it means to be a man, but I realize these parts of myself are a source of personal power. This has the potential to change just about everything for me. My relationships will be more authentic and my emotions will be more naturally expressive, leading to greater health all around."

                 --Richard C.

​"I had an intellectual understanding of these ideas from reading the book, but this weekend gave me an embodied experience. I am more present to the precious and valuable nature of being in my gay manhood. I have greater access to and freedom of self-expression. I will be better able to recognize and use my gay male gifts--instead of being ashamed of them."

                 --Jim B.

"I am more present to the power of my gift as a pathfinder for others. I have a more articulated voice in alliances with men--gay and straight."

                 --Phil G.




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What Participants
Are Saying

"I have a greater acceptance of my own masculinity and manhood without reservation, without judgment, without apology. I am a man worthy of recognition for my own gifts. I have more confidence engaging with straight men, more willingness to share my gay gifts with straight men and help them balance their own path and energy."

--Shawn B.

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"I feel more at home in my masculine-feminine balance. I understand how my victim mentality kept me in isolation. This experience has helped me move beyond inclusion or exclusion."

--Justin T.


What Participants
Are Saying

"I realize that I actually AM a man, whereas I have always felt like a genderless entity. I realize that the feminine traits I express are actually beneficial to the world, and that I can express masculine traits in a kinder, gentler way. I am less afraid of straight men, less afraid to be my authentic self no matter what the situation."

--Rob M.​

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"I feel more at home in my masculine-feminine balance. I understand how my victim mentality kept me in isolation. This experience has helped me move beyond inclusion or exclusion."

--Justin T.

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"I have experienced another big step toward knowing--really knowing--my true value."

--Mark F.


"This weekend shifted something profound within me. For years I've worked to resolve the traumas of being a gay boy. I realized am healed enough and insightful enough to finally be the healer. I'll be expanding my work with men, creating men's groups and writing and publishing articles and books."

--Jim H.