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Out-of-print books may be found at used book stores or libraries. Availability and costs change often, so it’s best to contact distributors before ordering.

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American Couples
by Philip Blumstein, Ph.D., & Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D. (1983), OUT OF PRINT, William Morrow & Co, New York, NY.
Detailed, 10-year study of love, sexual preference, money, power and work among heterosexual and homosexual couples.


Gay Couples
by Joseph Harry (1984), Praeger Publishing, New York, NY.
Scientific exploration of male same-sex relationships.


Gay in America Reprint
(1989) $4.50, $3 each for 25+ copies, GLAAD, 248 West 35th St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10001; 212-629-3322.
Excellent 64-page report by the San Francisco Examiner. Several articles on couples; national poll results.


Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services Vol. 1, #2,
edited by Lawrence Kurdick (1994), Haworth Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580; 800-342-9678.
Academic presentations. Contains key findings from Partners Task Force’s 1990 survey.


The Male Couple: How relationships develop
by David McWhirter, MD & Andrew Mattison, M.S.W., Ph.D. (1984), $14.95 +$2.96 p&h, Prentice-Hall, NJ. Orders to: Simon & Schuster, Order Processing Center, Box 11071, Des Moines, IA 50336-1071; 800-947-7700 for individuals; 800-922-0579 for libraries.
A male couple studies 156 male couples.


Man to Man: Gay Couples in America
by Dr. Charles Silverstein (1982) ISBN 0688-008038, $9.70 + $1.50 p&h, Morrow & Company, New York, NY; 800-843-9389. Orders Dept., Wilmore Inc., 39 Plymouth St., Fairfield, NJ 07004.
Psychologist’s sexually frank report, based on 190 interviews.


The Mendola Report: A new look at gay couples in America
by Mary Mendola (1980), OUT OF PRINT, Crown Publishers, New York, NY.
Intimate and detailed descriptions of gay couples, based on national survey and interviews.


A More Perfect Union: Why Straight America Must Stand Up for Gay Rights
by Richard D. Mohr (1994), $15, Beacon Press, Boston, Mass.
The moral case for equal citizenship; chapter on “Understanding gay marriage.”


Partners National Survey of Lesbian & Gay Couples: Results
by Steve Bryant and Demian (1990), $4, Partners Task Force, Seattle, WA; 206-935-1206.
Reports in-depth information on 1,266 couples. Click here for Partners’ order form.


Social Services for Gay and Lesbian Couples
edited by Lawrence Kurdick (1994), Haworth Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580; 800-342-9678.
Academic presentations. Contains key findings from Partners’ 1990 survey.


Staying Power: Long term lesbian couples
by Susan E. Johnson (1990), $12.95 + $1.95 p&h, Naiad Press, Box 10543, Tallahassee, FL 32302; 904-539-5965.
Research on 108 couples together ten years or more. Seven interviewed in depth.


Unbroken Ties: Lesbian Ex-Lovers
by Carol S. Becker, Ph.D. (1988), $9.95 + $1 p&h, Alyson Publications, 40 Plympton St., Boston, MA 02118; 800-825-9766.
Easing the transition from being lovers to ex-lovers. Based on nearly 100 interviews.

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