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Well, I did some sleuthing and managed to tap into a sizable informal network of gay men in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia who are into amputees. Similar networks of straight men exist. There's also a book, Amputees and Devotees by Grant Riddle, geared toward heterosexual men attracted to amputee women. AMP Fan may find it a useful resource. It contains the address of at least one social organization which exists for the purpose of introducing amputee women and the men attracted to them. It also contains Grant Riddle's address. I have written him and found him to be fairly helpful about providing contacts.

I know how difficult it is to go through life thinking you're a freak because you're attracted to people your family, peers, and society say you shouldn't be attracted to. It's like an extra dose of growing up gay. If AMP Fan wants to talk to somebody who's been there, feel free to pass him my phone number.

Amputee Lover
P.S. If you happen to run into any nice gay amp boys, I'm still looking for that special someone.

Hey, AL: AMP Fan didn't include a phone number or return address with his original letter. But, AMP Fan: If you're reading this and want to take up AL on his offer, drop me another note and I'll forward his number to you. And if there are any gay amp boys reading this who'd like to get in touch with Amputee Lover, drop me a note and I'll send it along to him.

Incidentally, the book AL mentioned, Amputees and Devotees, was published in 1989 and is still in print. To order yourself a copy, write to the publisher: Irvington Publishers, PO Box 286, Cooper Station, NY, NY 10276-0286, or call their toll-free number, (800) 282-5413. It costs $32.95. Stumped? I'm here to help.

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