Michael Testa is a business owner and thirty-four-year veteran of the information-technology industry.

His company was named by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the top 25 information-technology consulting firms in the city.

In 2007, Pittsburgh’s mayor nominated Mike’s business for the ICIC Inner City 100, a prestigious list of the fastest-growing companies in America’s inner cities. Mike is the past president of Equality Pennsylvania, and a certified member of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), and Mike serves as the Secretary of the Pittsburgh chapter. He was also the founder and chairman of the Gay and Lesbian Executive Committee, a professional networking organization in Pittsburgh that is becoming part of the NGLCC. Mike came out in his mid-thirties while he was still married. Now divorced, he lives outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his partner. When Opposites No Longer Attract is his first book. Mike can be reached through his website, www.testapublishing.com.

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—Lucille Ball

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I love this book! As a straight person with 3 gay friends who found themselves in exactly the situation addressed by the book, I found the stories included covered what it is like to be gay in a straight relationship fairly and honestly. As my friends made the transition from straight relationships to being openly gay, even with supportive friends and family, it was a lonely road. Following their hearts and heads authentically was the right thing to do, but they felt badly that they were unintentionally hurting others and breaking up their families. Any break up is hard - gay, straight, married or not. Knowing others were dealing with the same issues (kids, coming out at work, being single again) and were willing to talk about it, would have been helpful. The book is timely and brave. Would love a sequel knowing how those in the stories are doing. Great job and wish you much happiness, Mr. Testa. Thank you for giving voice to a subject many people are not aware exists.

- Jane L.

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