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Gay Man Talking

On sale

21st September 2022

Price: £12.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781839970948

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‘Essential reading’ LORRAINE KELLY
‘Hugely relatable’ PAUL BAKER
‘Read this book!’ JAMES MAX

Son, Brother, Gay Best Friend. Lover, Enemy, Homo. Twink, Otter, Bear.

For many gay men, the relationships they have with other people are coloured by stereotypes, shame, and internalised beliefs that are often left unchallenged. Is being the ‘gay best friend’ really as fun and inclusive as people think? Sure, coming out to your parents is the hard part, but what happens next? And what if you’re not the sexually promiscuous party boy everyone assumes you to be?

Through candid and humorous conversations with those closest to him, Daniel Harding unpacks modern gay relationships – from parents, siblings and friends, through to lovers, enemies, technology and ourselves – to explore how it’s the relationships around us, breaking us down and making us back up, that are our defining moments.

Combining poignant and entertaining anecdotes with powerful interviews with other gay men and influential figures, alongside valuable insight from behavioural expert Judi James, this wise and witty book will help you to challenge the relationships you have with others – and yourself – allowing you to be truly proud of who you are.


Lorraine Kelly CBE, journalist and TV Presenter
Daniel's book is essential reading - full of such wise advice, help and support. It's going to bring people together and will change lives.
James Max, presenter on TalkTV, columnist and business advisor
Whether you're gay, not sure or know someone who's gay... read this book! Daniel's candid account of his experiences will help you understand, empathise or make you realise that you're not alone. Sometimes funny, often awkward but always honest this is the account you need to read.
Professor Paul Baker, author of Outrageous! The Story of Section 28 and Britain's Battle for LGBT Education
Hugely relatable and spoken from both the heart and the head, Gay Man Talking offers frank and funny insights into navigating the challenges around growing up, finding love and self-acceptance that many young gay men face today.
Laura Whitmore, TV and radio presenter
A very personal, very practical guide to coming out! Be proud.