In a letter to the American Psychological Association (APA), PFOX Executive Director Regina Griggs continues that organizations habit of coopting language from the gay rights struggle for use by ex-gays.
The ex-gay movement is a civil rights movement to ensure the inclusion of former homosexuals in all realms of society and to support the ex-gay community’s equal access to schools on the same level as gays currently enjoy.
… every day brings new hostile acts against the ex-gay community simply because we dare to exist.
Forcefully worded, this letter is a request that the APA “include ex-gays and their allies to your task force to ensure that science, and not bias, is the object of the task force’s mission.” They further request that the APA “issue a personal statement condemning prejudice against the ex-gay community.”
The National Association for the Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, NARTH, has linked to the letter under the heading “Ex-SSA Group Appeals To APA: Include Reorientation Therapists In Your Task Force.”
Ex-gay or Ex-SSA? Reparative or Reorientation? Another day, another new label to learn.