pt. I: Time, place, story: introductory perspectives on narrative and the life course. Narrative engagement and stories of sexual identity : an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sexual lives / Phillip L. Hammack and Bertram J. Cohler -- History, narrative, and sexual identity : gay liberation and postwar movements for sexual freedom in the United States / Benjamin Shepard -- pt. II: Culture, identity, narrative: context and multiplicity in sexual lives. Stories from the second world : narratives of sexual identity in the Czech Republic across three generations of men who have sex with men / Timothy McCajor Hall -- Unity and purpose at the intersections of racial/ethnic and sexual identities / Ilan H. Meyer and Suzanne C. Ouellette -- Bisexuality in a house of mirrors : multiple reflections, multiple identities / Paula C. Rodríguez Rust -- Narrative identity construction of Black youth for social change / Mollie V. Blackburn -- pt. III: Identities in process: stories of risk and relationships. Between Kansas and Oz : drugs, sex, and the search for gay identity in the fast lane / Steven P. Kurtz -- (My) stories of lesbian friendship / Jacqueline S. Weinstock -- Emergence of a poz sexual culture : accounting for "barebacking" among gay men / Barry D. Adam -- Connectedness, communication, and reciprocity in lesbian relationships : implications for women's construction and experience of PMS / Janette Perz and Jane M. Ussher -- Postcards from the edge : narratives of sex and relationship breakdown among gay men / Damien Ridge and Rebecca Wright -- pt. IV: Making gay and lesbian identities: development, generativity, and the life course. In the beginning : American boyhood and the life stories of gay men / Bertram J. Cohler -- The role of the Internet in the sexual identity development of gay and bisexual male adolescents / Gary W. Harper, Douglas Bruce, Pedro Serrano, and Omar B. Jamil -- Focus on the family : the psychosocial context of gay men choosing fatherhood / David deBoer -- Midlife lesbian lifeworlds : narrative theory and sexual identity / Mary M. Read -- The good (gay) life : the search for signs of maturity in the narratives of gay adults / Laura A. King, Chad M. Burton, and Aaron C. Geise -- Generativity and time in gay men's life stories / Andrew J. Hostetler -- From same-sex desire to homosexual identity : history, biography, and the production of the sexual self in lesbian and gay elders' narratives / Dana Rosenfeld -- pt. V: Concluding perspectives. Lives, times, and narrative engagement : multiplicity and meaning in sexual lives / Bertram J. Cohler and Phillip L. Hammack.