A Kiss, a Dare and a Boat Called Promise by Fiona Foden

By Fiona Foden

A humorous, touching tale approximately lifestyles alterations, friendship and primary love. Josie has lived on her boat, Promise, her complete existence. She reveals it more uncomplicated to stroll on deck than she does to stroll on land. yet Promise has been condemned, and in flip, Josie is condemned to continue to exist dry land. Then she meets Leon, a boy from her neighbourhood...

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I was really attracted to her, but I thought there was no way; I’m not that cool. ’’ Over time, the two developed a close bond that has endured. The friends still talk on the phone as often as possible and see each other once a month; both said they wished they could talk to and see each other more. Ruth says that when she first met Scott, he was living in the gay hotel and she therefore took it for granted that he was gay. Similarly, Scott always assumed that Ruth was straight because she had been married to Tony.

Ben has been so happy since he came out. And I just thought that was the greatest thing ever. Ben’s coming out as gay to Ming intensified their bond and allowed them to speak to each other more freely and express their mutual love and a√ection. Now Ben and Ming live in neighboring communities in the Bay Area. Both juggle ambitious careers in business with long-term partnerships while also prioritizing their friendship. Ben was the ‘‘man of honor’’ at Ming’s wedding, and she knows that when she becomes a mother, Ben will be the child’s honorary uncle.

Nardi and Sherrod (1994) compared gay men’s same-sex friendships with lesbians’ same-sex friendships and found many similarities in terms of satisfaction with the relationships and the high value placed on them. In their same-sex you’ve got to have friends 19 friendships, gay men and lesbians were more likely than straight men and women to express gender-atypical behavior in terms of emotional and instrumental behavior (Nardi and Sherrod 1994). Thus, to some extent, some gender norms may be relaxed in same-sex gay men’s and lesbians’ friendships.

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