Author Russell A. Baptist, LCSW releases ‘Adam and Steve’

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New book arms readers with more information, understanding about male same sex attraction

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NEW YORK – Having experienced providing therapy and supportive counseling to individuals and groups as a licensed mental health professional, author Russell A. Baptist, LCSW reveals a provocative road map about same-sex attraction. “Adam and Steve” (published by Xlibris) is targeted for teenage boys, adult men and family members who want to support their loved one. This will open their eyes into the different issues, hurdles and milestones that men who are attracted to men face.

“My motivation was simple – teenage bullying resulting in death due to suicide is being documented throughout the country,” the author says. “It made me ask the questions: did these teenagers die in vain? Did they know that same-sex role models were around to help them? Is that attraction a lifestyle or a real authentic life? ‘Adam and Steve: The Rules for Men Attracted to Other Men’ was written to answer those questions.”

Primarily, the book speaks to three different audiences. One is the male teen or preteen who may be discovering his own sexuality or being bullied because of it. The other is the adult who may understand this sexuality but not his obligation to others who come behind him. The third group is the parent or family member who just wants to be supportive to a son, brother, uncle or even a father. Along with its rules, this is written to establish that same-sex male attraction culture exists, letting the readers understand that it is not merely a lifestyle choice. It has its own customs, norms, beliefs and language.

An enlightening and eye-opening read, “Adam and Steve” lends a voice to the struggle for same sex acceptance in all aspects of society.

“Adam and Steve”
By Russell A. Baptist, LCSW
Hardcover | 6x9in | 290 pages | ISBN 9781503565180
Softcover | 6x9in | 290 pages | ISBN 9781503565197
E-Book | 290 pages | ISBN 9781503565203
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Russell A. Baptist, LCSW, is a licensed mental health professional with more than 25 years of experience providing therapy and supportive counseling to individuals and groups throughout New York City, Atlanta, Los Angles and Washington DC. He has designed recovery and relapse prevention programs for Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted (MICA) populations and developed clinical interventions for childcare organizations. A proud same sex-attracted man, he has lectured about LGBTQ issues, culture and ethnicity and sexual addictions. He has provided psychotherapy for youth in government social service systems and he was the clinical director of Rainbow Psychological Services in Brooklyn.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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