As a man who has experienced same-sex attraction for most of his life, who also holds Masters Degree in Counseling, I found Douglas Carpenter‘s book, Childhood Trauma and the Non-Alpha male to be extremely enlightening, helpful and useful on many levels.
"Late have I loved Thee, O Beauty ever ancient and ever new; late have I loved Thee! For behold Thou were within me, and I outside; and I sought Thee outside and in my unloveliness fell upon those lovely things that Thou hast made."
- Saint Augustine of Hippo, Confessions 10:27
As a modern echo of the great Saint Augustine of Hippo, Kim Zember's wonderful memoir detailing her life-long struggle with faith and sexuality sings the glory of that "ever ancient, ever new" Beauty.