Perry Kelly Shares Experiences with Religion, Racism, Homophobia, Poverty

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New autobiography reveals the reality of growing up gay in the South during the 1930s and ’40s.

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In his new autobiography, "Cosmos Screen", author Perry Kelly uses his life story to reflect on contemporary issues of race, religion, homophobia, poverty, education, international perspectives, and influential people.

Cullowhee, NC – In his new autobiography, “Cosmos Screen” (published by AuthorHouse), author Perry Kelly uses his life story to reflect on contemporary issues of race, religion, homophobia, poverty, education, international perspectives, and influential people.

The son of a Georgia sharecropper, Kelly grew up in the rural South during the Great Depression and World War II. He writes about the constant threat of poverty, the oppressive religious beliefs of his family and the struggles of life in a homophobic, racist society. Readers follow him through service in the Air Force, his college years and his subsequent professional development as an art educator. A world traveler, Kelly also recounts his experiences visiting 46 different countries.

Throughout “Cosmos Screen,” Kelly relates his experiences as a gay man and the double life he was forced to lead. His older brother, also gay, felt the same alienation and faced similar discrimination. The author’s pain of living a secret life, his sexual exploration and the search for companionship are all described without shame, and he posits that bias and prejudice are grounded in a lack of knowledge, maintaining that “education or the inadequacies of education, contributes to or restricts development of healthy lives, including sexual orientation.”

“Cosmos Screen”
By Perry Kelly
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 346 pages | ISBN 9781481746410
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 346 pages | ISBN 9781481746427
E-Book | ISBN 9781481746403
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
A retired university professor, Perry Kelly is an artist, photographer, world traveler, atheist and an advocate for racial equality and gay rights. He has a bachelor’s degree in art and design and a master’s degree in art education from the University of Florida and received his Doctorate in Art and Education from Peabody College. He has lectured and exhibited in Denmark, Brazil and China.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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