Velvet Rage

Pride and prejudice for gay men

Gay men are four times more likely to suffer from depression than straight men. The reason? According to therapist Alan Downs, it's a toxic cocktail of anger and rejection, which he calls "velvet rage". Here, he discusses his controversial self-help manual – plus, starting right, we hear five very personal "coming out" stories.

Found this article whilst reading the Sunday papers (now that I am not a parish priest I have time to do that now!!)

Take a look: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/feb/20/gay-men-depression-the-velvet-rage