Edited by Michael Shernoff, MSW
The Howthorn Press
Gay Widowers is a vault of memory; it holds essays that
will make you sad, mad, even laugh. But most of all, you will be
inspired by the resilience of these men who have lost their
partners. Writers like Stephen Greco, Eric Gutierrez and Phill
Wilson tackle many issues unique to gay mourning: Homophobia,
inheritance woes and, last but never least, survivor's guilt.
Reading this collection, edited by longtime therapist and AIDS
activist Michael Shernoff, was like being in the company of a valued
support group. I identified with much of the discussion and wished
that this book had been around when my own partner died. It would
have helped me then, but its honest portrayal of bereavement is no
less powerful now.